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Team Wise Matches Schedule 2023-2027 by ICC – Men’s FTP

Here is the article about Team Wise Matches Schedule 2023-2027 by ICC. International Cricket Council which is the highest governing body of the game prepares a schedule according to which countries will play a minimum of 2 bilateral series (one of which needs to be at home ground and another one could be away). Team Wise Matches schedule which is prepared by International Cricket Council is called Future Tour Programs also known as FTP. Each Country needs to play 2 bilateral series at least but they can play more than two series if the Cricket Boards of the countries reach an agreement.

There are a total of 12 full-time members of ICC who will be playing lots of international cricket in all 3 formats in the upcoming Future Tours Program. The Future Tours Programs or FTP in short acts as a calendar for international cricket which includes Bilateral Cricket played between two countries as well as the ICC Events.

The 12 Full members of the international cricket council are:

  • Afghanistan
  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • England
  • India
  • Ireland
  • New Zealand
  • Pakistan
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • West indies
  • Zimbabwe

These 12 Members will be playing a total of 777 International Matches which Include 323 T20Is, 281 ODIs, and 173 test matches. The upcoming Future Tours Program of 2023 – 2027 will have more matches when compared with the current FTP which has 694 International matches.

In addition to these bilateral cricket matches, the next FTP will also witness an edition of the Champions Trophy as well as the Men’s Cricket World Cup. Two editions of ICC world Test cricket finals and men’s T20 world cups will also be included in the Future Tour Program of 2023 – 2027.

Team Wise Matches Schedule 2023-2027 by ICC - Men's FTP

The Return of ODIs:

The rise of Franchise based T20Is such as the Indian Premier League, Australia Big Bash League, T20 Blast league, Caribbean premiere league, and Pakistan Super League has pushed ODIs out of the limelight. T20Is were much easier to adapt to and quickly took over the family evening televisions slot as they were less time-consuming and more happening. Which was devastating for ODIs as a format.

Although T20Is will still be the most played format the percentage share of the format for T20Is dropped from 53 to 42. The biggest beneficiary of this percentage drop of T20Is is the ODIs format which will now consist of 36 percent of all the matches which will be played between the full members of the International Cricket Council which is a huge rise when compared to the previous 26 percent.

Over the past few years, the international Cricket council has been working hard so that ODIs can be established as the “Prestigious Format” for the Associate Nations as it already elevated new teams to ODI Status. This could be a huge step for the revival of ODI as there are more than 95 countries registered as Associate Nations.

Team Wise Matches Schedule 2023-2027 by ICC – Men’s FTP

Afghanistan:

Afghanistan will be playing a total of 123 International matches with the full members of the International Cricket Council. There 123 matches will consist of 57 T20Is, 45 ODIs, and 21 Tests.

Afghanistan Cricket Board has scheduled to play three series against Zimbabwe and four series against Irelands. They will also go head-on against the top cricket teams like India, Australia, and New Zealand.

Australia:

Australia will be playing a total of 132 international matches with the full members of the International Cricket Council. There 132 Matches will consist of 49 T20Is, 43 ODIs, and 40 Tests.

Australia will also host India for 5 tests in the first half of the FTP cycle and then travel to India for five tests in the second half cycle of the Future Tours Program.

Bangladesh:

Bangladesh will be playing a total of 150 International matches with the full members of the International Cricket Council. There 150 matches will consist of 57 T20Is, 59 ODIs, and 34 Tests.

Bangladesh Cricket Board has scheduled a tour of Ireland in June 2023 which will then be followed by 3 T20Is, 3 ODIs, and 2 Tests Matches against Afghanistan. They will also be having a busy year in 2024 during which they will host Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe from February to April and then go on to play against Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India in an away test in some time mid of 2024.

England:

England will be playing a total of 142 International matches with the full members of the International Cricket Council. There 142 matches will consist of 51 T20Is, 48 ODIs, and 43 Tests.

England will be playing its first test in the upcoming FTP of 2023 -2027 against Ireland in a home series which will then be followed by test series against Australia from June to august 2023. England Cricket Board has also scheduled a tour of Pakistan for 3 Tests from October to November 2024 which will be followed by 3 Tests tours of New Zealand.

India:

India will be playing a total of 141 International matches with the full members of the International Cricket Council. There 141 matches will consist of 61 T20Is, 42 ODIs, and 38 Tests.

India will start their engagements in the upcoming FTP with a tour of the West Indies where they will be playing 3 T20Is, 3 ODIs, and 2 Tests matches. Afghanistan will be hosted by India once again as Afghanistan had its debut Test Match in Bengaluru in June 2018, they will have 3 ODIs and 1 Test match in mid-2026.

Ireland:

Ireland will be playing a total of 110 International matches with the full members of the International Cricket Council. There 110 matches will consist of 47 T20Is, 51 ODIs, and 12 Tests. Ireland has the lowest number of total matches after Zimbabwe.

Ireland has scheduled a tour of England for 3 ODIs which be then followed by a tour of Zimbabwe for 3 T20Is, 3 ODIs, and 1 Test Match.

New Zealand:

New Zealand will be playing a total of 135 International matches with the full members of the International Cricket Council. There 135 matches will consist of 57 T20Is, 46 ODIs, and 32 Tests.

New Zealand will play against Sri Lanka, India, and West Indies at home While touring Australia, England, and Pakistan in the WTC 2025 – 2027.

Pakistan:

Pakistan will be playing a total of 130 International matches with the full members of the International Cricket Council. There 130 matches will consist of 56 T20Is, 47 ODIs, and 27 Tests.

In the upcoming FTP Pakistan will be Hosting two international Limited over series which can be ODI or T20I. Pakistan will also be hosting England to play a test series.

South Africa:

South Africa will be playing a total of 113 International matches with the full members of the International Cricket Council. There 113 matches will consist of 46 T20Is, 39 ODIs, and 28 Tests. South Africa has the third lowest total matches of all the full members of the International Cricket Council.

India will be hosted by South Africa in January 2025 after that South Africa will immediately go on a tour of New Zealand. Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be touring South Africa in November.

Sri Lanka:

Sri Lanka will be playing a total of 131 International matches with the full members of the International Cricket Council. There 131 matches will consist of 54 T20Is, 52 ODIs, and 25 Tests.

Sri Lanka will host Australia in 2025 for two Tests. Sri Lanka will play Australia, Pakistan, and New Zealand at home in the first half of the FTP while Touring Pakistan, England, and Australia in the second half.

West Indies:

West Indies will be playing a total of 147 International matches with the full members of the International Cricket Council. There 147 matches will consist of 73 T20Is, 48 ODIs, and 26 Tests.

West Indies Cricket team is challenged with tours early on in the FTP, they will be touring Australia for 3 T20Is, 3 ODIs, and 2 Tests from January to February 2024 which will then be followed by a tour of Pakistan for 3 Tests.

Zimbabwe:

Zimbabwe will be playing a total of 109 International matches with the full members of the International Cricket Council. There 109 matches will consist of 45 T20Is, 44 ODIs, and 20 Tests.

Zimbabwe has the lowest number of total matches when compared to all the full members of ICC.

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