The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket Australia (CA) announced the schedule for the forthcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy during the months of February-March 2017.
Australia will play a four-match Test series in India.
Ranchi and Dharamsala have been allocated their first Test matches with the third and fourth Tests held at these venues respectively.
Australia were whitewashed 4-0 by India in their last tour of the country.
The three centres which had hosted One-day Internationals and T20 Internationals in the past - were accorded Test status last November.
All these three centres, incidentally, are the home turfs of BCCI president Anurag Thakur, secretary Ajay Shirke and
joint-secretary Amitabh Choudhary respectively.
The allocation of matches to new centres is aimed at restoring the rotation policy for Tests.
India are scheduled to play 13 Tests, 8 ODIs and three T20Is in the current home season.
Here's the complete schedule –
First Test: Feb 23-27, 2017; Venue: Pune
Second Test: March 04-08, 2017; Venue: Bengaluru
Third Test: March 16-20, 2017; Venue: Ranchi
Fourth Test: March 25-29, 2017; Dharamsala.