India Women will play their first-ever pink ball day-night Test match at the WACA during their tour of Australia in September.
India Women set to play their first pink ball Test match
The news was confirmed by BCCI secretary Jay Shah on his Twitter handle. “Taking forward our commitment towards women’s cricket, I am extremely pleased to announce that Team India @BCCIwomen will play in their first-ever pink ball day-night Test later this year in Australia,” Shah tweeted.
The match will also be the second day-night Test with a pink ball in women’s cricket history after the drawn contest between Australia and England in Sydney in 2017.
JUST IN: India Women to play in a pink-ball day-night Test in Australia later this year, announces BCCI Secretary Jay Shah. pic.twitter.com/x8S4HqTlNG
— ICC (@ICC) May 20, 2021
It will be the first time since 2014 that the Mithali Raj-led side will be competing in two Test matches in a calendar year. They are scheduled to play a one-off Test against England in Bristol, starting from 16 June.
The India tour of England will also consist of a three-match ODI and T20I series. The Test against England will be India Women’s first since their victory against South Africa in Mysore in November 2014.
Nick Hockley, Cricket Australia’s Interim CEO, said, “The men’s Test series against India last season was an extremely competitive series that came down to the wire and we have no doubt that this women’s multi-format series will be just as hard-fought.
“We look forward to welcoming members of the India women’s team to Australia after what has been an incredibly challenging time and thank the BCCI for supporting this ground-breaking tour.”
Women’s India Tour of Australia Schedule
|01-09-2019||1st ODI||North Sydney Oval|
|22-09-2021||2nd ODI||Junction Oval, Melbourne|
|01-09-2024||3rd ODI||Junction Oval, Melbourne|
|September 30-October 3||Pink-ball Test match||WACA, Perth|
|01-10-2007||1st T20I||North Sydney, Oval|
|01-10-2009||2nd T20I||North Sydney, Oval|
|01-10-2011||3rd T20I||North Sydney, Oval|