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India Women will play the practice match against Governor General's XI on 22 January at the SCG.Reuters

India eves are all set to embark on their tour of Australia, where they will be engaging themselves in a five-match ODI series and a three-match T20 series.

Ahead of the series, India women will play a T20 practice match against Governor General's XI on 22 January at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

Governor-General of Australia Peter Cosgrove and Cricket Australia (CA) CEO James Sutherland announced the match on Tuesday. 

"Australia's women cricketers are the best in the world. The Governor-General's XI is an opportunity to showcase many of these experienced and up-and-coming players against formidable international teams," Cosgrove told reporters. 

"Australian cricket is honoured that the Governor-General has chosen to support the game in this way. Our goal is to see cricket become the sport of choice for women and girls across the nation, whether as participants or fans, and this annual fixture is another important step in helping realise that vision," Sutherland said.

"Almost a quarter of the 1.2 million Australians now playing cricket are women and girls and their numbers continue to grow rapidly. Drawing more females to the game, as players and fans, presents as the most significant opportunity for cricket to become incredibly strong and enduring."

The limited over series between India eves and Australia women will start from 26 January. 

On the other hand, the India men's team are supposed to leave for their tour of Down Under on 5 January. They will also be playing a couple of practice matches -- on the 8 and 9 January respectively -- against a Western Australia XI. One of the matches will be a T20 affair.

The five-match series between India and Australia is scheduled to start from 12 Janaury at the Western Australia Cricket Association (WACA) Stadium in Perth.

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