Dharamsala, Ranchi to host ODI matches during England series

New Delhi: Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni`s hometown Ranchi will witness their favourite son in India jersey for the first time when they will host an ODI international against England during the series from November 2012 - January 2013.

Dharamsala, which has hosted IPL matches for the past two seasons will also host an ODI for the first time during the same series while the newly constructed stadium in Rajkot will also host a match.

The stadium in Pune where the Warriors team will be playing their home matches this season will host a T20 International, according to a media release issued by BCCI.

Although the dates haven`t yet been confirmed, India will be playing Two Tests and a couple of T20 internationals against New Zealand in August and September.

From November to January, India will host England for four Test matches, 2 T20 Internationals and 5 ODIs followed by Australia who will play four Test matches.

The Test matches against New Zealand will be held in Hyderabad and Bangalore while Kolkata, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Nagpur will host Test matches against England.

The four Tests against Australia will be held in Chennai, Delhi, Kanpur and Mohali.

Summarised itinerary

New Zealand Series -Aug -Sep 2012

2 Test Matches -Hyderabad and Bengaluru

2 T20 Internationals -Vizag and Chennai

England Series -Nov 2012 -Jan 2013

4 Test Matches -Kolkata, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Nagpur

2 T20 Internationals -Pune and Mumbai

5 ODIs -Rajkot, Dharamsala, Ranchi, Mohali and Kochi

Australia Series -Feb 2013 -Mar 2013

4 Test Matches - Chennai, Delhi, Kanpur and Mohali.


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