India home series schedule for 2023-28: Thrilling lineup against powerhouses

Learn about every detail of the India home series schedule 2023-28 right here.

A Cricbuzz report has given a sneak peek into the India home series schedule for 2023 to 2028, an action-packed home series schedule that has quite a few high profile games. The upcoming broadcast cycle promises to be an exhilarating extravaganza featuring some of the most enthralling matches against formidable opponents, including Australia and England.

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The inclination to please broadcasters is evident in that India play England and Australia, the only two other boars who are monetarily in a good position aside from India, in a large chunk of these matches scheduled.

39 of the 88 matches proposed will be against these two cricketing powerhouses – Australia and England. This will make a clear shift from India to playing the big nations more often at home in a cycle compared to before when Asian neighbours Sri Lanka would get multiple series.

The home cycle begins with eight high-octane matches against Australia, including three ODIs in September and five T20Is in November. The excitement reaches its peak with the World Cup scheduled for October and November, sandwiched between two Australia series.

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India home series schedule: Australia, England dominate fixtures

Australia's reappearance at the opposite end of the cycle features five Tests in January-March 2027, accompanied by three ODIs and five T20Is in November-December of the same year. At the other end, England play five Tests during January-March 2024, and will also return a year later for eight white-ball encounters—comprising three ODIs and five T20Is—in January and February 2025. The cycle ends with one marquee Test series that will be part of ICC's World Test Championship—five Tests against England starting from January 2028.

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Australia and England are mouth-watering prospects for the broadcasters seeking media rights although that it happens either side of the World Cup could affect sponsor budgets.

Aside from the two big powerhouses, India will also play Sri Lanka wat home in December 2026 (3 ODIs and 3 T20Is) and Afghanistan (1 Test and three ODIs) in June 2026, which will be their second visit in the cycle.

South Africa will play two Tests, three ODIs, and five T20Is in November-December 2025. New Zealand, meanwhile, have three Tests and eight white-ball matches scheduled in the latter half of 2024 and early 2026.

Overall, the upcoming broadcast cycle promises to be a cricketing spectacle, with a total of 25 Tests, 27 ODIs, and 36 T20Is scheduled.

The BCCI aims for competitive media rights pricing, setting Rs 20 crore for India TV and Rs 25 crore for digital and global packages, while also seeking a title sponsor for their 56-game home international series at a base price of Rs 2.4 crore, concluding this month.

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India home series schedule 2023-28

DatesNumber of Tests, ODIs, T20IsOpposition
Sep-230 Tests, 3 ODIs, 0 T20IsAustralia
Nov-230 Tests, 0 ODIs, 5 T20IsAustralia
Jan-240 Tests, 0 ODIs, 3 T20IsAfghanistan
January-March 20245 Tests, 0 ODIs, 0 T20IsEngland
September-October 20242 Tests, 0 ODIs, 3 T20IsBangladesh
October-November 20243 Tests, 0 ODIs, 0 T20IsNew Zealand
January-February 20250 Tests, 3 ODIs, 5 T20IsEngland
Oct-252 Tests, 0 ODIs, 0 T20IsWest Indies
Jan-260 Tests, 3 ODIs, 5 T20IsNew Zealand
Jun-261 Test, 3 ODIs, 0 T20IsAfghanistan
September-October 20260 Tests, 3 ODIs, 5 T20IsWest Indies
Dec-260 Tests, 3 ODIs, 3 T20IsSri Lanka
January-March 20275 Tests, 0 ODIs, 0 T20IsAustralia
November-December 20270 Tests, 3 ODIs, 5 T20IsAustralia
January-March 20285 Tests, 0 ODIs, 0 T20IsEngland


Rohit is an experienced cricket writer based in India