The Indian women’s cricket team will compete in its first day and night event against Australia later this year. It was previously confirmed that the Indian team will play a match test in Australia, but BCCI Secretary Jay Shah confirmed Thursday that it will be a day and night test match.
Continuing our commitment to women’s cricket, I am extremely pleased to announce that Team India @BCCIwomen He will play in his first day-night pink ball event later this year in Australia.
– Jay Shah (@JayShah) May 20, 2021
The only women’s pink ball match played so far was between Australia and England in Sydney in November 2017. Meanwhile, the women of India will face England in a test match for the first time in seven years starting on June 16. In England. They will compete in another test match during the tour of Australia. The team will also play ODI and T20 International matches against Australia during this tour. This is the first test match between two teams in 15 years.
While the tour dates have yet to be announced, it will likely be mid-September. The last time India played a test match against Australia was in 2006. The women’s team has not recorded a victory in a test match on Australian turf. The teams have met nine times in which Australia has won four and the teams have drawn five times.
The Australian tour was previously scheduled for January 2021. However, Cricket Australia decided to reschedule the tournament for a later date during a press release in December 2020. The new tour schedule will also feature three T-20 international matches.
While the addition of a day and night test match is a welcome move for the Indian team, BCCI must ensure that they are given the right conditions to prepare for this unique test. Playing with the pink ball is challenging, so the Indian team will need to prepare thoroughly to challenge the Australian team on their turf. Meanwhile, Indian players have started showing up in Mumbai to start the quarantine process before leaving for England.