India vs Australia 2013 series kicks off October. After the conclusion of Champions League T20 2013, Australia tours to India for a T20 match which would be followed by a five ODI match series. Australia toured India earlier this year for a test series which they lost 4-0 to India. They have never regained their lost form completely after that. They also lost the Ashes Test Series in England. Overall it has been observed that although Australian team has seen a downward trend in their Test performances, still their team is doing pretty well in T20 and ODIs. The young Australian team looks pretty much in good form against England in the T20 and ODI matches. Similarly India being the current world champions in the ODI format are doing exceptionally well in ODIs. Indian cricket fans would eagerly wait for a clash between India and Australia for shorter version of cricket.
India vs Australia 2013 fixtures along with venue details:
10th Oct 2013 - Only T20 International Match - Rajkot
13th Oct 2013 - 1st ODI - Pune
16th Oct 2013 - 2nd ODI - Jaipur
19th Oct 2013 - 3rd ODI - Chandigarh
23rd Oct 2013 - 4th ODI - Ranchi
26th Oct 2013 - 5th ODI - Cuttack
30th Oct 2013 - 6th ODI - Nagpur
02nd Nov 2013 - 7th ODI - Bengaluru
The stadium details for all the above mentioned matches is as follows:
Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot was established in 2009. It is also known as Khandheri Cricket Stadium. It has a capacity of about 30,000 spectators. The only ODI match played here so far was in January 2013 between India and England.
Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, formerly known as Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium is the home ground of Pune Warriors in IPL. It is a beautiful stadium that has hosted a T20 match between India and England in December 2012.
Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur has hosted a lot of International matches. The first ODI was played here way back in 1983 between India and Pakistan. The last ODI was played between India and New Zealand in 2010. The only test match played here was in 1987 between India and Pakistan.
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali is one of the best cricket stadiums in India. First test match was played here in 1994 between India and West Indies. First ODI was played in 1993 between India and South Africa. This stadium has also hosted a T20 match in 2009 between India and Srilanka.
JSCA International Cricket Stadium in Ranchi has hosted few IPL matches recently. It also got the privilege to host an International ODI match in January 2013 between India and England.
Barabati Stadium in Cuttack has hosted many International matches. The first test match was played here in 1987 between India and Srilanka. There has been a long time this venue hasn't hosted a test match as the last one was played way back in 1995 between India and New Zealand. India played West Indies in an ODI match last here in 2011. It would be a great fun for the cricket fans here in Cuttack to witness an International match again.
Vidharbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur will host the 6th ODI between India and Australia. It has a seating capacity of 45,000 spectators. The first test match was played here between India and Australia in 2008 and the last test was played in 2012 between India and England. India played Australia in an ODI here in 2009 which was the first ODI match hosted here. The last ODI match held here was in 2011 between India and South Africa.
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore will host the last ODI match of this series. This stadium was established in 1969 and is also known as Karnataka State Cricket stadium. The first ODI played here was way back in 1982 between India and Srilanka. The last ODI was played between Australia and Canada in 2011.