Complete schedule of Indian cricket team in 2021 including IPL and T20 World Cup at home

Virat Kohli's team play almost non-stop with home and away Tests against England as well

The year 2021 is the one where 'catching up' will be the mantra. Most business entities will be looking to make up for lost time as the world begins to open up after the vacuum of 2020.

Cricket is no different and India have a lot of heavy lifting to do as they are the biggest revenue generators in world cricket. Many cricket economies are tied to the revenue streams from the subcontinent and a robust Indian cricket calendar is essential for the viability of the sport in the immediate future.

Which is why India's cricket schedule is brimming with fixtures in 2021. We have nine Test matches scheduled against England alone, plus the IPL and the T20 World Cup.

Below is the complete fixture list for India in 2021. Note that schedule subject to change.

December 2020 - January 2021

India tour of Australia

December 17, First Test (D/N), Adelaide

December 26, Second Test, Melbourne

January 7, Third Test, Sydney

January 15, Fourth Test, Brisbane

February-March

England tour of India

February 5: First Test, Chennai

February 13: Second Test, Chennai

February 24: Third Test (day/night), Ahmedabad

March 4: Fourth Test, Ahmedabad

March 12: First T20, Ahmedabad

March 14: Second T20, Ahmedabad

March 16: Third T20, Ahmedabad

March 18: Fourth T20, Ahmedabad

March 20: Fifth T20, Ahmedabad

March 23: First ODI, Pune

March 26: Second ODI, Pune

March 28: Third ODI, Pune

April-May

Indian Premier League (UAE back-up venue)

June

Asia Cup in Sri Lanka

August-September

India tour of England

August 4, First Test, Nottingham

August 12, Second Test, Lord's

August 25, Third Test, Leeds

September 2, Fourth Test, The Oval, London

September 10, Fifth Test, Manchester

September-October

South Africa tour of India

3 ODIs and 5 T20s

October-November

T20 World Cup in India

November-December

New Zealand tour of India 

2 Tests and 3 T20s

December-January

India tour of South Africa

3 Tests and 3 T20s

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