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Ranchi’s JSCA Cricket Stadium to host India-South Africa ODI on October 9

Ranchi, Aug 4: The BCCI on Wednesday awarded ODI match to Ranchi during the home season starting September 20.

Team India will play One Day international match against South Africa at Jharkhand State Cricket Association Stadium in Jharkhand’s capital on October 9.

This will be the second ODI match of the three-match series during the Proteas tour of India between September 28 and October 11.

This will be the sixth occasion when Jharkhand State Cricket Association Stadium in Ranchi will host One Day  international match.

In the last ODI played at JSCA Stadium on March 8, 2019 Australia defeated India by 32 runs.

It is after a gap of almost one year that JSCA Cricket Stadium in Ranchi will host international match.

Team India played its last international match in Ranchi a T20I on November 19, 2021 against New Zealand. Hosts won that match by 7 wickets.

It is worth mentioning that Ranchi is the only venue for international cricket in Jharkhand after Jamshedpur’s famous Keenan Stadium stopped hosting matches due to squabble between Tata Steel, the owner of Keenan Stadium and Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA). Keenan last hosted a one-day international between England and India on April 12, 2006, as a part of the TVS series.

Meanwhile, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday announced the schedule for the upcoming Australia and South Africa’s tour of India, commencing on September 20.

India’s international home season 2022-23 will commence with a three-match T20I series against Australia in September and will be followed by a three-match T20I and ODI series against South Africa.

Mohali will host the first T20I against Australia on September 20 with Nagpur and Hyderabad hosting the second and third respectively on 23 and 25.

The series against South Africa will begin in Thiruvananthapuram on September 28. The second T20I will be played on October 2, Gandhi Jayanti, to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Guwahati, followed by the last T20I at Indore on October 4.

The action will then shift to Lucknow on October 6 where the ODI series will get underway. Ranchi and Delhi will host the second and third ODI on 9 and 11 respectively.

The six T20Is against top teams like Australia and South Africa at home will serve as a good preparation for India before the ICC T20 World Cup.

Schedule:

Series against Australia

1st T20I – September 20, Mohali

2nd T20I – September 23, Nagpur

3rd T20I – September 25, Hyderabad

Series against South Africa

1st T20I – September 28, Thiruvananthapuram

2nd T20I – October 2, Guwahati

3rd T20I – October 4, Indore

1st ODI – October 6, Lucknow

2nd ODI – October 9, Ranchi

3rd ODI – October 11, Delhi

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