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India tour of Australia: Dates, schedule and venues of the five-match Test series detailed | Sporting News Australia

India will tour Australia at the end of this year for five Tests, which will fall under the current cycle of the ICC Men’s World Test Championship (WTC) 2023-25. Cricket Australia announced the schedule of Border-Gavaskar Trophy, which will commence on November 22 at Perth.

This is the first time in 33 years that India will play five Tests in Australia.

Mike Baird, Chair of CA, echoed the sentiments of Jay Shah and was excited for the summer.

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“We are very thrilled that the Border-Gavaskar Trophy has been extended to five Tests, considering the tremendous rivalry between our two great cricketing nations and the excitement this generates.

“The cricket world will be watching Australia, and I’m convinced Pat Cummins’ World Champion squad will be able to overcome the quality and depth of the Indian team, which has played wonderfully to win the last two series here and reclaim the trophy.

“We appreciate the work with the BCCI, and I agree with Mr. Shah about the importance of Test cricket. We look forward to hosting their squad, officials, and supporters for what promises to be a fantastic series and a highlight of a busy summer of cricket.”

India’s last two tours of Australia (in 2018-19 and 2020-21) have been immensely successful, with the visitors winning both the series (four Tests each) with a 2-1 scoreline. 

India tour of Australia: Test schedule

Match Venue Dates
West Test Perth Nov 22-26, 2024
Day-night Test Adelaide Dec 6-10, 2024
Brisbane Test Gabba Dec 14-18, 2024
Boxing Day Test MCG Dec 26-20, 2024
Pink Test SCG Jan 3-7, 2025

The second Test, a pink-ball Test match, will take place at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide. The Gabba, Brisbane, will host the third Test, while the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne will host the Boxing Day Test, as always.

The fifth and final Test will take place at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney. The significance of the Pink Test is to raise awareness for breast cancer. It is a tribute to Jane McGrath, wife of former Australian cricketer Glenn McGrath, who succumbed to the illness. In response to this tragedy, Glenn McGrath established the McGrath Foundation in 2005, which collaborates with Cricket Australia to promote awareness and raise funds for patients and survivors.