Australia will play against Sri Lanka and India on consecutive days but in different formats    Getty Images
Australia will play against Sri Lanka and India on consecutive days but in different formats Getty Images

Towards the end of 2016-17 season, Australian cricket team will be seen playing two international games in different countries on consecutive days. Well, this sounds quite interesting but since they will be playing in different formats so it will not be going to be a difficult task for them. Currently, Australia are preparing for their upcoming home Test series against South Africa and after that, they will be hosting Chappell-Hadlee Trophy against New Zealand in December, followed by another Test series, which will be played against Pakistan. Post Test series against Pakistan, Australia will also play five-match One-Day International (ODI) series. Full Cricket Scorecard: India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI at Mohali

After all these series at home, Australia will be heading to India to play Border-Gavaskar Trophy but before that they are scheduled to play three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series against Sri Lanka at home. Those matches will be played on February 17, 19 & 22 and interestingly, Australia’s first Test against India will start from February 23 at Pune. Well, it will be interesting to see how Australia manages its team to play in two different matches on consecutive days in different countries but their expected step is to play second-string T20 side with Sri Lanka.

This is not the first time that an international side will play two matches on consecutive days in different countries. In the year 1930, when West Indies and New Zealand were not a strong side, England sent their two teams to both the countries to play Test series. Both the series consists of four Tests. If England can do that in Tests then for Australia, it will not be a matter of big concern since they will be playing two different formats.