India’s proposed tour of South Africa at the end of the year remains in doubt, with the news that they will host 23 matches between September to December.
The BCCI have added three full home series to their schedule over the course of the remainder of the year, with Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka as their opponents.
The Sri Lanka contest is of particular interest to the Proteas, as the Sri Lanka tour was only supposed to take place in March. India and Sri Lanka are currently battling it out in Sri Lanka, but the BCCI have made the move to host the islanders around December, due to Sri Lanka hosting the Independence Cup in March.
With the number of matches being played over the next few months, it remains to be seen whether the BCCI and CSA will come to an agreement for South Africa to host India at the end of the year, with very little breathing room now available.
Australia, who went down 2-1 to hosts India in the Test series earlier this year, will return for five one-day internationals and three T20 matches.
India will then welcome New Zealand for three ODIs and three T20 matches, followed by Sri Lanka for a return series with three Tests, three ODIs and three T20s.
India and Sri Lanka meet on Thursday for the second of three Tests after the hosts were thrashed in the first, and they then play five ODIs and one T20.
The dates have yet to be announced, and while the South African tour has not been ruled out, there’s no time frame, nor is there any indication of how many matches are potentially going to be played.
Australia: 5 ODIs in Chennai, Bangalore, Nagpur, Indore, Kolkata; 3 T20Is in Hyderabad, Ranchi, Guwahati
New Zealand: 3 ODIs in Pune, Mumbai, Kanpur; 3 T20Is in Delhi, Cuttack, Rajkot
Sri Lanka: 3 Tests in Kolkata, Nagpur, Delhi; 3 ODIs in Dharamsala, Mohali, Vizag; 3 T20Is in Kochi/Thiruvananthapuram, Indore, Mumbai