India tour of Australia 2011 Schedule

India tour of Australia 2011 Schedule

After the difficult tour to England, it will be time for the Men in Blue to visit Australia. India vs Australia 2011 will begin from December 26, 2011. This bilateral contest will be hosted by Australia, as per the cricket fixture prepared by the International Cricket Council (ICC). India will be battling the Aussies on their home ground after a gap of almost 2 years, and it will not be an easy task. India is the current world number 1 team in the Test format. It will be interesting to see how they fare in one of the most hostile cricketing conditions in the world.

India tour of Australia 2011 will feature a Test series, followed by a couple of T20 encounters during the period of December 2011 to February 2012. The 1st Test, or as it is colloquially called the Boxing Day Test Match, will be played at the legendary Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, on the December 26, 2011. This marks the initiation of the Australia vs India 2011 Test Series. The second Test match will be played at Sydney’s SCG, from January 3, 2012, while the 3rd Test will be hosted at Perth, which is one of the fastest grounds in the world from January 13, 2012. The last Test match will be played at Adelaide, on January 24.

The 4 Match Test Series is expected to be high on drama and cricketing action. After the completion of the Test Series, both teams will face off in the shortest format of the game - Twenty20. There will be two T20 International matches. The first one will be played at Sydney on February 1, 2012, while the second match will take place in Melbourne, on February 3.

The performance of both the teams in the recent past has been marvelous, as far as the Test format is concerned. Indians have recently become the top Test playing nation in the world, owing to series wins at home and away. On the other hand, Australians are a newer unit, but a determined one. Defeating them in their own domain will be a tuff task. Although, last time, when India toured Australia, there was lots of controversy and criticism. This time though, the whole cricketing fraternity and viewers and audiences from the world over will look forward to the India vs Australia matches for its cricketing moments only.



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Date Match Details
Mon Dec 26 - Fri Dec 30
10:30 local | 23:30 GMT (prev day)
Australia vs India, 1st Test
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Tue Jan 3 - Sat Jan 7
10:30 local | 23:30 GMT (prev day)
Australia vs India, 2nd Test
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Fri Jan 13 - Tue Jan 17
10:30 local | 02:30 GMT
Australia vs India, 3rd Test
W.A.C.A., Perth
Tue Jan 24 - Sat Jan 28
10:30 local | 00:00 GMT
Australia vs India, 4th Test
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Wed Feb 1
19:35 local | 08:35 GMT
Australia vs India, 1st T20
D/N
ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Fri Feb 3
19:35 local | 08:35 GMT
Australia vs India, 2nd T20
D/N
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
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