India vs Pakistan: Schedule for 3 ODIs and 2 T20s
Pakistan will arrive in Bangalore for the India tour on December 22 and will play the first Twenty20 international on Christmas Day. The schedule, announced by the BCCI on Thursday, has the second T20 in Ahmedabad on December 27. Chennai will host the first ODI three days later and the two remaining one-dayers will be played in Kolkata and Delhi on January 3 and 6.
The BCCI’s announcement followed the Indian home ministry’s approval of the tour on Tuesday. The series is sandwiched between two legs of England‘s tour of India. England play the second and final T20 international in Mumbai on December 22 – the day Pakistan arrive – before heading home for Christmas. The ODI series between England and India starts on January 11, five days after Pakistan wind up their tour.
Pakistan will play their first bilateral series against India since touring the country in end-2007. However, they have met in multinational tournaments – their last meeting was in Mohali for the 2011 World Cup semi-final. Cricket ties between the two countries were snapped following the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai by militants from Pakistan.
December 25 – 1st T20I, Bangalore
December 27 – 2nd T20I, Ahmedabad
December 30 – 1st ODI, Chennai
January 3 – 2nd ODI, Kolkata
January 6 – 3rd ODI, Delhi