India women will play their maiden pink-ball Test later this year, against Australia from September 30 to October 3. Cricket Australia released the schedule for the multi-format home series against India. The series will also comprise three ODIs and as many T20Is. The Day-Night Test will be played at the WACA in Perth.
The same was confirmed by the BCCI secretary Jay Shah as well.
“Taking forward our commitment towards women’s cricket, I am extremely pleased to announce that Team India @BCCIwomen will play in their first-ever pink ball day-night Test later this year in Australia,” Shah tweeted.
Taking forward our commitment towards women's cricket, I am extremely pleased to announce that Team India @BCCIwomen will play in their first-ever pink ball day-night Test later this year in Australia.
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) May 20, 2021
India and Australia have played nine Tests against each other with India only managing wins in two of them. They haven’t played a Test since 2006. In their last clash, Australia defeated India at Perth.
India women have a packed cricket calendar this year. They are currently serving their quarantine period in Mumbai and will fly to England for a multi-format series, including a one-off Test, three ODIs and as many T20Is. Later, several Indian women’s players will feature in the ‘Hundred’
The pink ball Test between Australia and India will be the second Day-Night Test in women’s cricket history. Earlier, Australia and England played a pink-ball Test in Sydney in 2017.
The Indian women’s team along with their men’s counterparts are likely to land in England on June 2nd before going into a hard quarantine.
India women tour of England schedule
1st Test- Bristol, 16-19 June
1st ODI- Bristol, 27 June
2nd ODI- Taunton, 30 June
3rd ODI- Worcester, July 3
1st T20I- Northampton, July 9
2nd T20I- Hove, July 11
3rd T20I- Chelmsford, July 15