Thiruvananthapuram: Cricket enthusiasts in Kerala are in for a treat as international cricket returns to the state for the second time this year. The picturesque Greenfield Stadium in Karyavattom, Thiruvananthapuram, is all set to host the second T20I match between India and Australia on November 26 (Sunday).
The Greenfield Stadium is no stranger to hosting top-level cricket, having recently witnessed a thrilling encounter between India and Sri Lanka on January 3, where the hosts emerged victorious with a record margin of 317 runs in the ODI clash.
This year’s second international match marks a significant moment for Kerala, as it becomes only the second time in history that the state has hosted two international cricket matches in a single year. The last occurrence was back in 2013, when India played England in an ODI in January and hosted the West Indies in November. Both those matches were held at the iconic Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium in Kochi.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently announced India’s action-packed fixture for the 2023–24 home season, featuring a total of 16 international matches, including five Test matches, three ODIs, and eight T20Is.
The home season is all set to kick off with Australia’s visit, starting with a three-match ODI series to be held at Mohali, Indore, and Rajkot, building excitement and momentum leading up to the World Cup.
Following the conclusion of the 50-over World Cup, Australia will return to India to face off in a high-octane T20I series, scheduled to begin on November 23 in Vizag and conclude on December 3 in Hyderabad. The Greenfield Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram will be abuzz with fervent cricket fans witnessing some of the world’s best players showcasing their skills and talents in the shortest format of the game.