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Indian tour adds to packed 2021-22 summer


#Australia’s quest to regain the only major trophy currently not in their grasp, the one-day #World #Cup, will include pre-tournament campaigns next summer against arguably their two biggest threats for the title, #England and #India.

#Cricket #Australia confirmed today that the scheduled home series against #India that was originally scheduled for next month has been moved to next season as part of the build-up to the #World #Cup, which will be held in #New #Zealand in #March and #April, 2022.

#With the #Ashes already pencilled in for the 2021-22 season, it means the top-ranked #Australians will play #England (ranked #No.2 in the world) and #India (ranked #No.3) as part of their preparations for the tournament across the #Tasman.

The #Indian series has also been expanded to include three T20s and well as three one-day games, while the seventh season of the #Rebel WBBL will also be played during a packed 2021-22 summer.

The postponed series means #India’s wait to take to the field again for the first time since the T20 #World #Cup final last #March has been extended even further.

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#Meg #Lanning’s #Australian side are five-time T20 #World #Cup champions but have not won the one-day tournament since 2013, with #England winning the title in 2017 after a memorable victory over #India in the final at #Lord’s.

The #Aussies, however, are currently riding a 21-match unbeaten streak in the 50-over format.

The one-day #World #Cup was to be held in #New #Zealand early in 2021 but has been delayed by more than a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

#Australia have been in talks with #Cricket #New #Zealand about a proposed trip across the #Tasman in #February and #March, to fill the gap left by the delayed tournament, with #England also likely to be involved.

“#We are very hopeful of delivering an expanded schedule between the #Australian and #Indian women’s teams for next season, which would be an outstanding result for fans in both countries,” CA interim CEO #Nick #Hockley said after confirming the #Indian series will be played next season.

“#We had initially hoped to play #India this summer, however the impact of the global pandemic made it necessary to postpone until next season.

“#It will be wonderful to once again host the #Indian women’s team, who were centre stage for that unforgettable ICC T20 #World #Cup final at the MCG in #March, and to do so with an expanded schedule from what was originally planned.”

#With the #Indian series officially postponed, the major focus for #Australia’s leading female players is the domestic 50-over competition, the WNCL, which begins on #January 15.



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##Indian #tour #adds #packed #summer

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