India’s Future Tour Programme for 2023-27, India to play 38 Tests, 42 ODIs, 61 T20Is in the FTP 2023-27: The Men in Blue are set for a choc-a-bloc calendar packed with back-to-back international commitments in the next Future Tour Programme (FTP) between May 2023 to April 2027. The International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed the details on Wednesday (17th August) as it announce complete FTPs for the next five-year cycle.
Rohit Sharma-led team India will play a massive 141 bilateral matches in the next five years which include 38 Tests, 42 ODIs and 61 T20Is.
While India will have multiple home and away bilateral series with all the prominent cricket-playing nations, the bilateral series with Pakistan is still missing due to prevailing reasons and tensions.
Collectively, all the 12 member ICC countries will play a whopping 777 international matches in the upcoming ICC FTP which is 83 more than the ongoing FTP. The 777 international matches include 173 Tests, 283 ODIs and 323 T20Is.
In the breakdown of each team, Bangladesh will play the most number of bilateral matches (150) followed by West Indies, England, India, New Zealand, Australia and so on. The complete breakdown is shown in the table below.
|Team||Total Bilateral International Matches|
|South Africa 113||113|
England (43) will play the most number of test matches in the next FTP followed by Australia (40) and India (38).
India’s Future Tour Programme (FTP) for 2023-27:
As far as Indian FTP is concerned. The elite Border-Gavaskar Trophy has now become a five-Test series, which used to be a four-test affair. India will tour Down Under in 2024-25 to play the five-match Border Gavaskar Trophy. Meanwhile, before that, Australia is due to visit India to regain the lost BGT next year, which is apparently part of the ongoing FTP.
India will also play five-test match series with England in the next scheduled FTP in early 2024. Meanwhile, the T20I fixtures have also become a five-match affair to cater to the broadcaster’s demand.
The Indian team is also scheduled to visit West Indies for an all-format tour in July-Aug 2024. The two sides will play two Tests, as many ODIs and 3 T20Is.
Meanwhile, the number of ODI matches have been dropped significantly with the decrease in consumption. The ODI series that used to be a five-match series have now been curtained to three matches only.