India’s Test specialists Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari alongside the support staff of the India cricket team left for Dubai on Sunday to join the partners who are including in IPL 2020 as they gear up for the tour of Australia, planned to get in progress from the last week of November.
Head coach Ravi Shastri will likewise join the two players and the support staff and is relied upon to arrive at the UAE on Monday, as per ESPNCricinfo. Bowling coach Bharat Arun, batting coach Vikram Rathour and fielding coach R Sridhar additionally joined the two players.
India’s recently designated selection committee headed by Sunil Joshi is yet to declare the squad for the Australia tour With Cricket Australia yet to affirm the last fixtures for the restricted overs series and Tests, the squad selection is relied upon to happen in the not so distant future, as per the report. A 30-member squad is relied upon to be picked for the restricted overs and Test series, considering the Covid-19 protocols and travel limitations.
India will play 3 ODIs, as many T20Is before the eagerly awaited Test series in Australia. While the restricted overs leg is relied upon to begin from November 27, the 4-Test series is probably going to begin in Adelaide from December 17, as per Australian media.
The squad of 30 individuals alongside the support staff and the Australian players in the IPL are required to leave for Australia a day after the IPL 2020 last, planned for November 10.
Vihari, Pujara, and the support staff won’t join the players highlighting in the IPL however they will remain independently in Dubai. Notwithstanding, every one of them needs to go through all the Covid-19 protocols, including the 6-day quarantine period and the Covid-19 tests that were relevant for the IPL stars.
Sydney and Canberra are set to host the white-ball leg of India’s tour of Australia after the New South Wales government permitted the meeting team to prepare during its obligatory quarantine upon appearance.
Pujara and Vihari are the only two first-choice Test experts who are not taking an interest in the continuous Indian Premier League in UAE. The team will join the rest of the Indian players selected to travel to Australia.
The Indian team was at first expected to land in Brisbane however the Queensland state health specialists didn’t relax their 14-day quarantine rule to permit Virat Kohli and Co to train during that period.
Cricket Australia is required to declare the whole timetable subsequent to getting it endorsed from the BCCI.
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