International cricket in 2020–21

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The 2020–21 international cricket season is currently taking place from September 2020 to April 2021.[1][2] Currently, 29 Tests, 49 One Day Internationals (ODIs), 50 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), 17 Women's One Day Internationals (WODIs) and 21 Women's Twenty20 Internationals (WT20Is) are scheduled to be played during this period. Additionally, a number of other T20I/WT20I matches are scheduled to be played in minor series involving associate nations.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continued into the 2020–21 international calendar. The 2021 Women's Cricket World Cup in New Zealand was scheduled to take place during this time, starting on 6 February 2021.[3][4] However, in August 2020, this was postponed by one year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.[5] The 2020 ICC Men's T20 World Cup was also scheduled to be played in October and November in Australia, but this was also postponed by one year due to the pandemic.[6]

In July 2020, the men's 2020 Asia Cup, scheduled to be held in September 2020, was postponed until June 2021.[7] In August 2020, the West Indies tour of Australia was postponed,[8] along with India's T20I fixtures against Australia.[9] Also in August 2020, England's ODI and T20I matches against India was rescheduled to take place in early 2021.[10] Bangladesh's tour to Sri Lanka, originally scheduled to be played in July 2020, was moved to October 2020.[11] On 28 August 2020, Pakistan's planned tour to South Africa was also postponed.[12] However, in October 2020, the tour was rescheduled to take place in April 2021.[13]

In September 2020, it was confirmed that the 2020 edition of the Women's Asia Cup, scheduled to be played in Bangladesh,[14] had been cancelled as well.[15] Also in September, Cricket Australia confirmed that the one-off Test match against Afghanistan, and the limited-overs series against New Zealand had both been postponed due to the pandemic.[16] On 28 September 2020, Bangladesh's planned tour to Sri Lanka was postponed for a second time, after both cricket boards could not agree on the quarantine requirements.[17]

International women's cricket started with the first WT20I between Australia and New Zealand, with Australia winning by 17 runs.[18] Australia won the WT20I series 2–1,[19] and then went on to win the WODI series between the two teams 3–0.[20] With their 3–0, the team recorded 21 consecutive wins in the format, equalling the men's record set by Ricky Ponting's team of 2002–03.[21] International men's cricket started with Zimbabwe's tour of Pakistan, with Pakistan winning the first ODI match by 26 runs.[22] In November 2020, Ireland and Scotland women's planned tour to Spain was the next series to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, after Scotland withdrew from the series.[23] In December 2020, England's ODI matches against South Africa were postponed following a COVID-19 outbreak.[24] On 31 December 2020, Cricket Australia confirmed that the India women's tour of Australia, scheduled to take place in January 2021, had been postponed by one year.[25]

In December 2020, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced a revised schedule for fixtures that had been postponed due to the pandemic that formed part of the qualification pathway for the 2023 Cricket World Cup.[26] These included the Cricket World Cup League 2 matches scheduled to be played in Namibia and Nepal,[27] and the Cricket World Cup Challenge League series originally planned to be played in Malaysia.[28] In January 2021, Ireland were scheduled to play four ODIs in the UAE against the hosts. However, two matches were cancelled following a COVID-19 scare within the UAE's team, resulting in the tour schedule being changed on multiple occasions.[29] Disruption continued into February 2021, with Australia's planned tour of South Africa being postponed,[30] and Pakistan women's tour of Zimbabwe being cut short after one match, following flight restrictions from Harare to Pakistan.[31] Rounds six and seven of the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 tournament, scheduled to take place in Oman and Papua New Guinea respectively, were also postponed.[32]

In January and February 2021, South Africa toured Pakistan for the first time in fourteen years, playing two Tests and three T20I matches.[33] During the tour, Pakistan became the first men's team to win 100 T20I matches.[34] In April 2021, the Australia women's cricket team set a new record of twenty-two consecutive wins in ODI cricket,[35] breaking Ricky Ponting's team record from 2002–03,[36] when they beat New Zealand by six wickets.[37]

Season overview[edit]

International tours
Start date Home team Away team Results [Matches]
Test ODI T20I
4 October 2020[n 1]  Australia  West Indies [3]
October 2020[n 2]  Sri Lanka  Zimbabwe [3] [2]
30 October 2020  Pakistan  Zimbabwe 2–1 [3] 3–0 [3]
27 November 2020[n 3]  Australia  India 1–2 [4] 2–1 [3] 1–2 [3]
27 November 2020  New Zealand  West Indies 2–0 [2] 2–0 [3]
27 November 2020[n 4]  South Africa  England [3] 0–3 [3]
7 December 2020[n 1]  Australia  Afghanistan [1]
18 December 2020  New Zealand  Pakistan 2–0 [2] 2–1 [3]
26 December 2020  South Africa  Sri Lanka 2–0 [2]
8 January 2021[n 5]  United Arab Emirates  Ireland 1–1 [4]
14 January 2021  Sri Lanka  England 0–2 [2]
20 January 2021  Bangladesh  West Indies 0–2 [2] 3–0 [3]
21 January 2021 United Arab Emirates  Afghanistan  Ireland 3–0 [3]
26 January 2021[n 1]  Australia  New Zealand [3] [1]
26 January 2021  Pakistan  South Africa 2–0 [2] 2–1 [3]
5 February 2021  India  England 3–1 [4] 2–1 [3] 3–2 [5]
22 February 2021  New Zealand  Australia 3–2 [5]
2 March 2021 United Arab Emirates  Afghanistan  Zimbabwe 1–1 [2] 3–0 [3]
3 March 2021  West Indies  Sri Lanka 0–0 [2] 3–0 [3] 2–1 [3]
20 March 2021  New Zealand  Bangladesh 3–0 [3] 3–0 [3]
March 2021[n 1]  South Africa  Australia [3]
2 April 2021[n 6]  South Africa  Pakistan 1–2 [3] 1–3 [4]
21 April 2021[n 7]  Sri Lanka  Bangladesh [2]
21 April 2021  Zimbabwe  Pakistan [2] [3]
International tournaments
Start date Tournament Winners
September 2020[n 8] 2020 Asia Cup
19 March 2021[n 1] Oman 2021 Oman Tri-Nation Series
14 April 2021[n 1] Papua New Guinea 2021 Papua New Guinea Tri-Nation Series
Women's international tours
Start date Home team Away team Results [Matches]
WTest WODI WT20I
26 September 2020  Australia  New Zealand 3–0 [3] 2–1 [3]
23 November 2020[n 1] Spain  Ireland  Scotland [3]
20 January 2021  South Africa  Pakistan 3–0 [3] 2–1 [3]
17 February 2021[n 9]  Zimbabwe  Pakistan [3]
23 February 2021  New Zealand  England 1–2 [3] 0–3 [3]
7 March 2021  India  South Africa 1–4 [5] 1–2 [3]
28 March 2021  New Zealand  Australia 0–3 [3] 1–1 [3]
Women's international tournaments
Start date Tournament Winners
September 2020[n 8] Bangladesh 2020 Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup

Rankings[edit]

The following were the rankings at the beginning of the season.

ICC Test Championship 3 September 2020[38]
Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1  Australia 26 3,028 116
2  New Zealand 21 2,406 115
3  India 27 3,085 114
4  England 41 4,326 106
5  Sri Lanka 27 2,454 91
6  South Africa 23 2,076 90
7  Pakistan 20 1,692 85
8  West Indies 22 1,742 79
9  Bangladesh 17 939 55
10  Zimbabwe 8 144 18
ICC ODI Championship 16 September 2020[39]
Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1  England 44 5,405 123
2  India 49 5,819 119
3  New Zealand 32 3,716 116
4  Australia 36 3,941 109
5  South Africa 31 3,345 108
6  Pakistan 32 3,254 102
7  Bangladesh 34 2,989 88
8  Sri Lanka 39 3,297 85
9  West Indies 43 3,285 76
10  Afghanistan 28 1,549 55
11  Ireland 24 1,256 52
12  Netherlands 5 222 44
13  Oman 12 479 40
14  Zimbabwe 24 935 39
15  Scotland 16 419 26
16    Nepal 9 161 18
Only the top 16 teams are shown
ICC T20I Championship 8 September 2020[40]
Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1  Australia 22 6,047 275
2  England 22 5,959 271
3  India 35 9,319 266
4  Pakistan 23 6,009 261
5  South Africa 17 4,380 258
6  New Zealand 23 5,565 242
7  Sri Lanka 23 5,293 230
8  Bangladesh 20 4,583 229
9  West Indies 24 5,499 229
10  Afghanistan 17 3,882 228
11  Zimbabwe 18 3,442 191
12  Ireland 29 5,513 190
13  United Arab Emirates 23 4,288 186
14  Scotland 17 3,096 182
15    Nepal 23 4,148 180
16  Papua New Guinea 21 3,769 179
Only the top 16 teams are shown
ICC Women's ODI Rankings 2 October 2020[41][42]
Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1  Australia 12 1,923 160
2  India 15 1,812 121
3  England 14 1,670 119
4  South Africa 16 1,713 107
5  New Zealand 12 1,133 94
6  West Indies 12 1,025 85
7  Pakistan 12 927 77
8  Bangladesh 5 306 61
9  Sri Lanka 11 519 47
10  Ireland 2 25 13
ICC Women's T20I Rankings 2 October 2020[43][42]
Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1  Australia 29 8,438 291
2  England 30 8,405 280
3  India 32 8,640 270
4  New Zealand 23 6,197 269
5  South Africa 24 5,978 249
6  West Indies 26 6,126 236
7  Pakistan 24 5,516 230
8  Sri Lanka 18 3,631 202
9  Bangladesh 26 5,001 192
10  Ireland 13 2,180 168
11  Thailand 26 4,145 159
12  Zimbabwe 11 1,711 156
13  Scotland 10 1,491 149
14    Nepal 11 1,457 132
15  Papua New Guinea 11 1,423 129
16  Samoa 6 749 125
Only the top 16 teams are shown

On-going tournaments[edit]

The following were the rankings at the beginning of the season.

2019–2021 ICC World Test Championship
Rank Team Series Points
1  India 4 360
2  Australia 3 296
3  England 4 292
4  New Zealand 3 180
5  Pakistan 4 166
6  Sri Lanka 2 80
7  West Indies 2 40
8  South Africa 2 24
9  Bangladesh 2 0
Full Table
2020–23 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League
Rank Team Matches Points
1  England 6 30
2  Australia 3 20
3  Ireland 3 10
Full Table
2019–2023 ICC Cricket World Cup League 2
Rank Team Matches Points
1  Oman 10 16
2  United States 12 12
3  Scotland 8 9
4  Namibia 7 8
5  United Arab Emirates 7 7
6    Nepal 4 4
7  Papua New Guinea 8 0
Full Table
2019–22 ICC Cricket World Cup Challenge League
League A
Rank Team Matches Points
1  Canada 5 8
2  Singapore 5 8
3  Qatar 5 6
4  Denmark 5 4
5  Malaysia 5 2
6  Vanuatu 5 2
Full Table
2019–22 ICC Cricket World Cup Challenge League
League B
Rank Team Matches Points
1  Uganda 5 10
2  Hong Kong 5 7
3  Italy 5 5
4  Jersey 5 4
5  Kenya 5 3
6  Bermuda 5 1
Full Table

September[edit]

2020 Asia Cup[edit]

The T20I tournament was postponed in July 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[44]

2020 Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup[edit]

The WT20I tournament was postponed in September 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[15]

New Zealand women in Australia[edit]

WT20I series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
WT20I 874 26 September Meg Lanning Sophie Devine Allan Border Field, Brisbane  Australia by 17 runs
WT20I 876 27 September Meg Lanning Sophie Devine Allan Border Field, Brisbane  Australia by 8 wickets
WT20I 878 30 September Meg Lanning Sophie Devine Allan Border Field, Brisbane  New Zealand by 5 wickets
WODI series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
WODI 1181 3 October Meg Lanning Sophie Devine Allan Border Field, Brisbane  Australia by 7 wickets
WODI 1182 5 October Meg Lanning Sophie Devine Allan Border Field, Brisbane  Australia by 4 wickets
WODI 1183 7 October Rachael Haynes Sophie Devine Allan Border Field, Brisbane  Australia by 232 runs

October[edit]

West Indies in Australia[edit]

The tour was postponed in August 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[45]

T20I series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
1st T20I 4 October Riverway Stadium, Townsville
2nd T20I 6 October Cazaly's Stadium, Cairns
3rd T20I 9 October Carrara Stadium, Gold Coast

Zimbabwe in Sri Lanka[edit]

The tour was scheduled to take place in October 2020, but did not take place.

T20I series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
[1st T20I]
[2nd T20I]
2020–23 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League – ODI series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
[1st ODI]
[2nd ODI]
[3rd ODI]

Zimbabwe in Pakistan[edit]

2020–23 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League – ODI series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
ODI 4262 30 October Babar Azam Chamu Chibhabha Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi  Pakistan by 26 runs
ODI 4263 1 November Babar Azam Chamu Chibhabha Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi  Pakistan by 6 wickets
ODI 4264 3 November Babar Azam Chamu Chibhabha Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi Match tied ( Zimbabwe won S/O)
T20I series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
T20I 1105 7 November Babar Azam Chamu Chibhabha Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi  Pakistan by 6 wickets
T20I 1106 8 November Babar Azam Chamu Chibhabha Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi  Pakistan by 8 wickets
T20I 1107 10 November Babar Azam Chamu Chibhabha Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi  Pakistan by 8 wickets

November[edit]

India in Australia[edit]

The T20I fixtures were originally scheduled to take place in October 2020, but were rescheduled for December 2020 after the T20 World Cup was moved back a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[9]

2020–23 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League – ODI series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
ODI 4265 27 November Aaron Finch Virat Kohli Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney  Australia by 66 runs
ODI 4266 29 November Aaron Finch Virat Kohli Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney  Australia by 51 runs
ODI 4267 2 December Aaron Finch Virat Kohli Manuka Oval, Canberra  India by 13 runs
T20I series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
T20I 1114 4 December Aaron Finch Virat Kohli Manuka Oval, Canberra  India by 11 runs
T20I 1115 6 December Matthew Wade Virat Kohli Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney  India by 6 wickets
T20I 1116 8 December Aaron Finch Virat Kohli Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney  Australia by 12 runs
Border–Gavaskar Trophy, 2019–2021 ICC World Test Championship – Test series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
Test 2396 17–21 December Tim Paine Virat Kohli Adelaide Oval, Adelaide  Australia by 8 wickets
Test 2398 26–30 December Tim Paine Ajinkya Rahane Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne  India by 8 wickets
Test 2402 7–11 January Tim Paine Ajinkya Rahane Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney Match drawn
Test 2404 15–19 January Tim Paine Ajinkya Rahane The Gabba, Brisbane  India by 3 wickets

West Indies in New Zealand[edit]

T20I series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
T20I 1108 27 November Tim Southee Kieron Pollard Eden Park, Auckland  New Zealand by 5 wickets (DLS)
T20I 1110 29 November Tim Southee Kieron Pollard Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui  New Zealand by 72 runs
T20I 1112 30 November Mitchell Santner Kieron Pollard Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui No result
2019–2021 ICC World Test Championship – Test series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
Test 2394 3–7 December Kane Williamson Jason Holder Seddon Park, Hamilton  New Zealand by an innings and 134 runs
Test 2395 11–15 December Tom Latham Jason Holder Basin Reserve, Wellington  New Zealand by an innings and 12 runs

Ireland women against Scotland women in Spain[edit]

The tour was cancelled in November 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[46]

WT20I series
No. Date Ireland captain Scotland captain Venue Result
[1st WT20I] 27 November Laura Delany Kathryn Bryce La Manga Club, Cartagena
[2nd WT20I] 27 November Laura Delany Kathryn Bryce La Manga Club, Cartagena
[3rd WT20I] 28 November Laura Delany Kathryn Bryce La Manga Club, Cartagena

England in South Africa[edit]

The ODI matches were postponed in December 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[47]

T20I series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
T20I 1109 27 November Quinton de Kock Eoin Morgan Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town  England by 5 wickets
T20I 1111 29 November Quinton de Kock Eoin Morgan Boland Park, Paarl  England by 4 wickets
T20I 1113 1 December Quinton de Kock Eoin Morgan Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town  England by 9 wickets
2020–23 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League – ODI series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
ODI 4267a 6 December Quinton de Kock Eoin Morgan Boland Park, Paarl
ODI 4267b 7 December Quinton de Kock Eoin Morgan Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town
ODI 4267c 9 December Quinton de Kock Eoin Morgan Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town

December[edit]

Afghanistan in Australia[edit]

The tour was postponed in September 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[48] In December 2020, the Afghanistan Cricket Board rescheduled the match for November 2021.[49]

Only Test
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
Only Test 7–11 December Perth Stadium, Perth

Pakistan in New Zealand[edit]

T20I series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
T20I 1117 18 December Mitchell Santner Shadab Khan Eden Park, Auckland  New Zealand by 5 wickets
T20I 1118 20 December Kane Williamson Shadab Khan Seddon Park, Hamilton  New Zealand by 9 wickets
T20I 1119 22 December Kane Williamson Shadab Khan McLean Park, Napier  Pakistan by 4 wickets
2019–2021 ICC World Test Championship – Test series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
Test 2397 26–30 December Kane Williamson Mohammad Rizwan Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui  New Zealand by 101 runs
Test 2400 3–7 January Kane Williamson Mohammad Rizwan Hagley Oval, Christchurch  New Zealand by an innings and 176 runs

Sri Lanka in South Africa[edit]

2019–2021 ICC World Test Championship – Test series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
Test 2399 26–30 December Quinton de Kock Dimuth Karunaratne Centurion Park, Centurion  South Africa by an innings and 45 runs
Test 2401 3–7 January Quinton de Kock Dimuth Karunaratne Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg  South Africa by 10 wickets

January[edit]

Ireland in United Arab Emirates[edit]

Two of the four matches were cancelled due to COVID-19.[50]

ODI series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
ODI 4268 8 January Ahmed Raza Andrew Balbirnie Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi  United Arab Emirates by 6 wickets
ODI 4268a 12 January Ahmed Raza Andrew Balbirnie Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi Match cancelled
ODI 4268b 14 January Ahmed Raza Andrew Balbirnie Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi Match cancelled
ODI 4269 18 January Ahmed Raza Andrew Balbirnie Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi  Ireland by 112 runs

England in Sri Lanka[edit]

2019–2021 ICC World Test Championship – Test series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
Test 2403 14–18 January Dinesh Chandimal Joe Root Galle International Stadium, Galle  England by 7 wickets
Test 2405 22–26 January Dinesh Chandimal Joe Root Galle International Stadium, Galle  England by 6 wickets

West Indies in Bangladesh[edit]

2020–23 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League – ODI series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
ODI 4270 20 January Tamim Iqbal Jason Mohammed Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka  Bangladesh by 6 wickets
ODI 4272 22 January Tamim Iqbal Jason Mohammed Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka  Bangladesh by 7 wickets
ODI 4274 25 January Tamim Iqbal Jason Mohammed Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong  Bangladesh by 120 runs
2019–2021 ICC World Test Championship – Test series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
Test 2407 3–7 February Mominul Haque Kraigg Brathwaite Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong  West Indies by 3 wickets
Test 2410 11–15 February Mominul Haque Kraigg Brathwaite Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka  West Indies by 17 runs

Pakistan women in South Africa[edit]

WODI series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
WODI 1184 20 January Suné Luus Javeria Khan Kingsmead, Durban  South Africa by 3 runs
WODI 1185 23 January Suné Luus Javeria Khan Kingsmead, Durban  South Africa by 13 runs
WODI 1186 26 January Suné Luus Javeria Khan Kingsmead, Durban  South Africa by 32 runs
WT20I series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
WT20I 880 29 January Suné Luus Aliya Riaz Kingsmead, Durban  South Africa by 8 wickets
WT20I 881 31 January Suné Luus Aliya Riaz Kingsmead, Durban  South Africa by 18 runs
WT20I 882 3 February Suné Luus Javeria Khan Kingsmead, Durban  Pakistan by 8 runs (DLS)

Ireland vs Afghanistan in the UAE[edit]

2020–23 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League – ODI series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
ODI 4271 21 January Asghar Afghan Andrew Balbirnie Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi  Afghanistan by 16 runs
ODI 4273 24 January Asghar Afghan Andrew Balbirnie Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi  Afghanistan by 7 wickets
ODI 4275 26 January Asghar Afghan Andrew Balbirnie Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi  Afghanistan by 36 runs

New Zealand in Australia[edit]

The tour was postponed in September 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[51]

2020–23 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League, Chappell–Hadlee Trophy – ODI series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
1st ODI 26 January Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
2nd ODI 29 January Manuka Oval, Canberra
3rd ODI 31 January Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Only T20I
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
Only T20I 2 February Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

South Africa in Pakistan[edit]

2019–2021 ICC World Test Championship – Test series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
Test 2406 26–30 January Babar Azam Quinton de Kock National Stadium, Karachi  Pakistan by 7 wickets
Test 2408 4–8 February Babar Azam Quinton de Kock Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi  Pakistan by 95 runs
T20I series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
T20I 1120 11 February Babar Azam Heinrich Klaasen Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore  Pakistan by 3 runs
T20I 1121 13 February Babar Azam Heinrich Klaasen Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore  South Africa by 6 wickets
T20I 1122 14 February Babar Azam Heinrich Klaasen Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore  Pakistan by 4 wickets

February[edit]

England in India[edit]

The ODI and T20I matches were originally scheduled to be played in September to October 2020, but they were rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[52]

Anthony de Mello Trophy, 2019–2021 ICC World Test Championship – Test series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
Test 2409 5–9 February Virat Kohli Joe Root M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai  England by 227 runs
Test 2411 13–17 February Virat Kohli Joe Root M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai  India by 317 runs
Test 2412 24–28 February Virat Kohli Joe Root Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad  India by 10 wickets
Test 2414 4–8 March Virat Kohli Joe Root Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad  India by an innings and 25 runs
T20I series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
T20I 1131 12 March Virat Kohli Eoin Morgan Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad  England by 8 wickets
T20I 1132 14 March Virat Kohli Eoin Morgan Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad  India by 7 wickets
T20I 1133 16 March Virat Kohli Eoin Morgan Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad  England by 8 wickets
T20I 1135 18 March Virat Kohli Eoin Morgan Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad  India by 8 runs
T20I 1138 20 March Virat Kohli Eoin Morgan Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad  India by 36 runs
2020–23 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League – ODI series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
ODI 4281 23 March Virat Kohli Eoin Morgan Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune  India by 66 runs
ODI 4283 26 March Virat Kohli Jos Buttler Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune  England by 6 wickets
ODI 4284 28 March Virat Kohli Jos Buttler Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune  India by 7 runs

Pakistan women in Zimbabwe[edit]

The tour was cancelled in February 2021 due to flight restrictions.[53]

WT20I series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
WT20I 882a 17 February Mary-Anne Musonda Javeria Khan Harare Sports Club, Harare
WT20I 882b 19 February Mary-Anne Musonda Javeria Khan Harare Sports Club, Harare
WT20I 882c 20 February Mary-Anne Musonda Javeria Khan Harare Sports Club, Harare

Australia in New Zealand[edit]

T20I series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
T20I 1123 22 February Kane Williamson Aaron Finch Hagley Oval, Christchurch  New Zealand by 53 runs
T20I 1124 25 February Kane Williamson Aaron Finch University of Otago Oval, Dunedin  New Zealand by 4 runs
T20I 1125 3 March Kane Williamson Aaron Finch Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington  Australia by 64 runs
T20I 1127 5 March Kane Williamson Aaron Finch Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington  Australia by 50 runs
T20I 1129 7 March Kane Williamson Aaron Finch Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington  New Zealand by 7 wickets

England women in New Zealand[edit]

WODI series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
WODI 1187 23 February Sophie Devine Heather Knight Hagley Oval, Christchurch  England by 8 wickets
WODI 1188 26 February Sophie Devine Heather Knight University of Otago Oval, Dunedin  England by 7 wickets
WODI 1189 28 February Sophie Devine Heather Knight University of Otago Oval, Dunedin  New Zealand by 7 wickets
WT20I series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
WT20I 883 3 March Sophie Devine Heather Knight Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington  England by 7 wickets
WT20I 884 5 March Sophie Devine Heather Knight Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington  England by 6 wickets
WT20I 885 7 March Sophie Devine Nat Sciver Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington  England by 32 runs

March[edit]

Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan in the UAE[edit]

Test series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
Test 2413 2–6 March Asghar Afghan Sean Williams Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi  Zimbabwe by 10 wickets
Test 2415 10–14 March Asghar Afghan Sean Williams Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi  Afghanistan by 6 wickets
T20I series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
T20I 1134 17 March Asghar Afghan Sean Williams Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi  Afghanistan by 48 runs
T20I 1136 19 March Asghar Afghan Sean Williams Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi  Afghanistan by 45 runs
T20I 1137 20 March Asghar Afghan Sean Williams Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi  Afghanistan by 47 runs

Sri Lanka in West Indies[edit]

T20I series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
T20I 1126 3 March Kieron Pollard Angelo Mathews Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua  West Indies by 4 wickets
T20I 1128 5 March Kieron Pollard Angelo Mathews Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua  Sri Lanka by 43 runs
T20I 1130 7 March Kieron Pollard Angelo Mathews Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua  West Indies by 3 wickets
2020–23 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League – ODI series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
ODI 4276 10 March Kieron Pollard Dimuth Karunaratne Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua  West Indies by 8 wickets
ODI 4277 12 March Kieron Pollard Dimuth Karunaratne Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua  West Indies by 5 wickets
ODI 4278 14 March Kieron Pollard Dimuth Karunaratne Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua  West Indies by 5 wickets
Sobers–Tissera Trophy, 2019–2021 ICC World Test Championship – Test series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
Test 2416 21–25 March Kraigg Brathwaite Dimuth Karunaratne Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua Match drawn
Test 2417 29 March–2 April Kraigg Brathwaite Dimuth Karunaratne Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua Match drawn

South Africa women in India[edit]

WODI series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
WODI 1190 7 March Mithali Raj Suné Luus Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow  South Africa by 8 wickets
WODI 1191 9 March Mithali Raj Suné Luus Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow  India by 9 wickets
WODI 1192 12 March Mithali Raj Laura Wolvaardt Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow  South Africa by 6 runs (DLS)
WODI 1193 14 March Mithali Raj Laura Wolvaardt Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow  South Africa by 7 wickets
WODI 1194 17 March Mithali Raj Suné Luus Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow  South Africa by 5 wickets
WT20I series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
WT20I 886 20 March Smriti Mandhana Suné Luus Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow  South Africa by 8 wickets
WT20I 887 21 March Smriti Mandhana Suné Luus Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow  South Africa by 6 wickets
WT20I 888 23 March Smriti Mandhana Suné Luus Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow  India by 9 wickets

Bangladesh in New Zealand[edit]

2020–23 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League – ODI series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
ODI 4279 20 March Tom Latham Tamim Iqbal University of Otago Oval, Dunedin  New Zealand by 8 wickets
ODI 4280 23 March Tom Latham Tamim Iqbal Hagley Oval, Christchurch  New Zealand by 5 wickets
ODI 4282 26 March Tom Latham Tamim Iqbal Basin Reserve, Wellington  New Zealand by 164 runs
T20I series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
T20I 1139 28 March Tim Southee Mahmudullah Seddon Park, Hamilton  New Zealand by 66 runs
T20I 1140 30 March Tim Southee Mahmudullah McLean Park, Napier  New Zealand by 28 runs (DLS)
T20I 1141 1 April Tim Southee Liton Das Eden Park, Auckland  New Zealand by 65 runs

Australia women in New Zealand[edit]

WT20I series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
WT20I 889 28 March Sophie Devine Meg Lanning Seddon Park, Hamilton  Australia by 6 wickets
WT20I 890 30 March Amy Satterthwaite Meg Lanning McLean Park, Napier  New Zealand by 4 wickets
WT20I 891 1 April Amy Satterthwaite Meg Lanning Eden Park, Auckland No result
WODI series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
WODI 1195 4 April Amy Satterthwaite Meg Lanning Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui  Australia by 6 wickets
WODI 1196 7 April Amy Satterthwaite Meg Lanning Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui  Australia by 71 runs
WODI 1197 10 April Amy Satterthwaite Meg Lanning Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui  Australia by 21 runs

2021 Oman Tri-Nation Series[edit]

The series was postponed in February 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[54]

2019–2023 ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 – Tri-series
No. Date Team 1 Captain 1 Team 2 Captain 2 Venue Result
[1st ODI] March Al Amerat Cricket Stadium, Oman
[2nd ODI] March Al Amerat Cricket Stadium, Oman
[3rd ODI] March Al Amerat Cricket Stadium, Oman
[4th ODI] March Al Amerat Cricket Stadium, Oman
[5th ODI] March Al Amerat Cricket Stadium, Oman
[6th ODI] March Al Amerat Cricket Stadium, Oman

Australia in South Africa[edit]

The tour was postponed in February 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[55]

2019–2021 ICC World Test Championship – Test series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
[1st Test] March Tim Paine
[2nd Test] March Tim Paine
[3rd Test] March Tim Paine

April[edit]

Pakistan in South Africa[edit]

The tour was originally scheduled to be played in October 2020, but postponed in August 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[56] In October 2020, Cricket South Africa announced that the tour had been rescheduled for April 2021.[57]

2020–23 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League – ODI series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
ODI 4285 2 April Temba Bavuma Babar Azam Centurion Park, Centurion  Pakistan by 3 wickets
ODI 4286 4 April Temba Bavuma Babar Azam Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg  South Africa by 17 runs
ODI 4287 7 April Temba Bavuma Babar Azam Centurion Park, Centurion  Pakistan by 28 runs
T20I series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
T20I 1145 10 April Heinrich Klaasen Babar Azam Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg  Pakistan won by 4 wickets
T20I 1146 12 April Heinrich Klaasen Babar Azam Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg  South Africa by 6 wickets
T20I 1147 14 April Heinrich Klaasen Babar Azam Centurion Park, Centurion  Pakistan by 9 wickets
T20I 1148 16 April Heinrich Klaasen Babar Azam Centurion Park, Centurion  Pakistan by 3 wickets

2021 Papua New Guinea Tri-Nation Series[edit]

The series was postponed in February 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[58]

2019–2023 ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 – Tri-series
No. Date Team 1 Captain 1 Team 2 Captain 2 Venue Result
[1st ODI] April Amini Park, Port Moresby
[2nd ODI] April Amini Park, Port Moresby
[3rd ODI] April Amini Park, Port Moresby
[4th ODI] April Amini Park, Port Moresby
[5th ODI] April Amini Park, Port Moresby
[6th ODI] April Amini Park, Port Moresby

Bangladesh in Sri Lanka[edit]

The Test matches were originally scheduled to be played in July and August 2020, but the tour was moved to October 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[59] However, in September 2020, the tour was postponed again after neither cricket board could agree on the quarantine requirements.[60] In February 2021, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced that they would be touring Sri Lanka in April 2021 to play two Test matches.[61]

2019–2021 ICC World Test Championship – Test series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
Test 2418 21–25 April Dimuth Karunaratne Mominul Haque Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy
2nd Test 29 April–3 May Dimuth Karunaratne Mominul Haque Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy

Pakistan in Zimbabwe[edit]

T20I series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
T20I 1154 21 April Sean Williams Babar Azam Harare Sports Club, Harare  Pakistan by 11 runs
T20I 1156 23 April Sean Williams Babar Azam Harare Sports Club, Harare
3rd T20I 25 April Sean Williams Babar Azam Harare Sports Club, Harare
Test series
No. Date Home captain Away captain Venue Result
1st Test 29 April–3 May Babar Azam Harare Sports Club, Harare
2nd Test 7–11 May Babar Azam Harare Sports Club, Harare

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g The tour was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. ^ The tour was originally scheduled to take place in October 2020, but did not take place..
  3. ^ The T20I fixtures were originally scheduled to take place in October 2020, but were rescheduled for December 2020 after the T20 World Cup was moved back a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  4. ^ The ODI matches were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  5. ^ Two of the four matches were cancelled due to COVID-19.
  6. ^ The tour was originally scheduled to take place in October 2020, but was moved to April 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  7. ^ The tour was originally scheduled to take place in July and August 2020, but was moved to April and May 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  8. ^ a b The tournament was scheduled to take place, but was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  9. ^ The tour was cancelled due to flight restrictions.

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