Full international cricket schedule for March 2020
- This month will feature a lot of ODI matches along with an ICC World Test Championship series.
After a month full of surprises, cricket fans are looking forward to all the international cricket action that is set to happen in March 2020. There were many surprising moments in February, such as India getting whitewashed by New Zealand in ODIs and Tests and Australia registering record wins over South Africa in T20Is.
With the IPL set to commence in the last week of this month, the international arena will not have many matches in the next two months. Hence, after March ends, there will be a long break in international cricket. This month will feature a lot of ODI matches along with an ICC World Test Championship series.
So, without further ado, let us have a look at the complete international cricket schedule for March 2020:
Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2020
After winning the only Test match of this tour, Bangladesh continued their winning momentum in the ODI series as well. It will be interesting to see if they can replicate the same performance in T20Is.
March 1st: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, first ODI, Sylhet
March 3rd: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, second ODI, Sylhet
March 6th: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, third ODI, Sylhet
March 9th: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, first T20I, Dhaka
March 11th: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, second T20I, Dhaka
West Indies tour of Sri Lanka, 2020
West Indies' final tour before IPL 2020 will culminate in the first week of March as they will clash with the Lankan Lions in a brief T20I series. The Caribbean team will start as the favorites to win this series.
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Sri Lanka vs West Indies Schedule
March 4th: Sri Lanka vs West Indies, first T20I, Pallekele
March 6th: Sri Lanka vs West Indies, second T20I, Pallekele
Australia tour of South Africa, 2020
The Proteas will look to avenge the T20I series loss against Australia by whitewashing the visitors in the 50-overs format. This will also provide them with a lot of momentum ahead of the India tour.
March 4th: South Africa vs Australia, second ODI, Bloemfontein
March 7th: South Africa vs Australia, third ODI, Potchefstroom
Afghanistan vs Ireland in India, 2020
To strengthen their T20I teams ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia, Afghanistan and Ireland will battle it out against each other in a three-match T20I series. All the matches will take place in Greater Noida.
March 6th: Afghanistan vs Ireland, first T20I, Greater Noida
March 8th: Afghanistan vs Ireland, second T20I, Greater Noida
March 10th: Afghanistan vs Ireland, third T20I, Greater Noida
England tour of Sri Lanka, 2020
After thumping South Africa in an away series, England will look to continue their winning momentum when they clash with Sri Lanka in their second away series under the ICC World Test Championship.
March 19th-23rd: Sri Lanka vs England, first Test, Galle
March 27th-31st: Sri Lanka vs England, second Test, Colombo
South Africa tour of India, 2020
South Africa will visit India to play a three-match ODI series in the second week of March. The two teams collided in Tests and T20Is during September 2019 but the ODI series of that tour will be played this month. Top Indian stars may miss this series because of the Asia XI vs World XI match.
March 12th: India vs South Africa, First ODI, Dharamsala
March 15th: India vs South Africa, Second ODI, Lucknow
March 18th: India vs South Africa, Third ODI, Kolkata
New Zealand tour of Australia, 2020
The Trans-Tasman rivals will meet each other in an ODI series. New Zealand recently whitewashed India in ODIs while the Aussies have lost to India and South Africa this year.
March 13th: Australia vs New Zealand, first ODI, Sydney
March 15th: Australia vs New Zealand, second ODI, Sydney
March 20th: Australia vs New Zealand, third ODI, Hobart
Asia XI vs World XI in Bangladesh, 2020
The historic T20I series between Asia XI and World XI will take place in Bangladesh during the second half of March 2020. It will be interesting to see which team comes out on top in this series.
March 21st: Asia XI vs World XI, first T20I, Dhaka
March 22nd: Asia XI vs World XI, second T20I, Dhaka
Australia tour of New Zealand, 2020
The last series before IPL 2020 will feature a battle between the Trans-Tasman rivals. After the ODI series in Australia, both the sides will catch a flight to New Zealand and play the T20I series.
March 24th: New Zealand vs Australia, first T20I, Dunedin
March 27th: New Zealand vs Australia, second T20I, Auckland
March 29th: New Zealand vs Australia, third T20I, ChristchurchPublished 05 Mar 2020, 17:17 IST