The ICC officially released the Future Tours Programme (FTP) for 2023-27, and we take a look at India’s schedule.

The Indian men’s cricket team will play a total of 141 international matches, excluding ICC and ACC events, in the next cycle of the FTP.

The biggest highlight will be the return of the five-match Test series between India and Australia when the latter welcome Rohit Sharma’s side in the 2023-25 World Test Championship cycle. The last time the two sides played a five-match Test series was in 1992. Australia. Australia will then return to India for a five-match Test series in India in January-February 2027.

India will also play a total of ten Tests against England, thus ensuring that more than half of their Tests – they play 38 matches in the next FTP – will be either against Australia or England. They will host Ben Stokes’ team in early 2024 and then play an away series in 2025.

India will play a one-off Test match against Afghanistan in June 2026 along with three ODIs at home and then will play a three-match T20I series against the opponents later that year away from home. Overall, the side will play bilateral series against all but three Test-playing countries: Zimbabwe, Ireland and Pakistan.

Barring bilateral Test series against England, Australia, and West Indies away (July 2023) and New Zealand at home (2024), all other tours featuring India will have two Tests each. The series against the Windies and the Black Caps will have three Tests. India will play two Tests against South Africa. The two teams have played three Tests per series recently.

Here’s the detailed list of fixtures and schedule for India against every country in the 2023-27 FTP.

July-August 2023

WI v IND: 3 Tests, 3 ODIs, 3 T20Is

September 2023

The Asia Cup will be played in Pakistan.

September 2023


October-November 2023

India will host the World Cup late next year. The country last hosted the event in 2011.

December 2023

IND v AUS: 5 T20Is

December 2023- January 2024

SA v IND: 2 Tests, 3 ODIs, 3 T20Is

January-March 2024

IND v ENG: 5 Tests

March-May 2024


June 2024

T20 World Cup in West Indies and the USA

July 2024

SL v IND: 3 ODIs, 3 T20Is

September-October 2024

IND v BAN: 2 Tests, 3 T20Is

October-November 2024

IND v NZ: 3 Tests

November 2024-January 2025

AUS v IND: 5 Tests

January-February 2025

IND v ENG: 3 ODIs, 5 T20Is

February-March 2025

Champions Trophy in Pakistan

March-June 2025


June-August 2025

ENG v IND: 5 Tests

August-September 2025

BAN v IND: 3 ODIs, 3 T20Is

September 2025

Asia Cup

October 2025

IND v WI: 2 Tests

October-November 2025

AUS v IND: 3 ODIs, 5 T20Is

November-December 2025

IND v SA: 2 Tests, 3 ODIs, 5 T20Is

January 2026

IND v NZ: 3 ODIs, 5 T20Is

February-March 2026

T20 World Cup in India and Sri Lanka

March-June 2026


June 2026

IND v AFG: 1 Test, 3 ODIs

July 2026

ENG v IND: 3 ODIs, 5 T20Is

August 2026

SL v IND: 2 Tests

September 2026

AFG v IND: 3 T20Is

September-October 2026

IND v WI: 3 ODIs, 5 T20Is

October-December 2026

NZ v IND: 2 Tests, 3 ODIs, 5 T20Is

January 2027

IND v SL: 3 ODIs, 3 T20Is

January-February 2027

IND v AUS: 5 Tests

March-May 2027