The International Cricket Council on Wednesday announced the men’s 2023-27 Future Tours Programme (FTP) schedule. Australia are set to host India for a five-Test series and then another five-Test series will be played between the two countries in India later on. This will be the first time since 1992 that the two teams play a five-match series. Recently, India and Australia series have comprised of four Tests. The Ashes and the India-England Test series will be the other five-match affairs in the format.
5 Test matches in Border-Gavaskar Trophy after 30 years
Apart from all the bilateral series that are meant to be played the ICC has some major plans and tournaments in place. The next FTP will start with the Border-Gavaskar Trophy which is scheduled to be played in India next year. The Border-Gavaskar will be a bit different this time around as it will feature 5 Test matches. Both the countries involved will host the series in the respective time that has been allotted to them. This will the first instance in 30 years when Australia and India will have a crack at each other in a 5-match Test series. Before this, a 5-match Test series between both these sides was played in 1992.