The Indian squad and its support staff will be traveling together to Sydney on Monday, January 04, despite reports claiming that five of its players have been kept in isolation in Melbourne due to an alleged bio-bubble breach.
Openers Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw, wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant and fast bowler Navdeep Saini were placed in isolation on Saturday after a video of them eating in a restaurant in Melbourne surfaced on social media.
Cricket Australia (CA) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are investigating the alleged bio-bubble breach, suggesting that the players might be fined for their actions but they wouldn’t be staying back in Melbourne.
Multiple members of the Indian contingent have confirmed that all members are indeed traveling together.
Both India and Australia will reach Sydney on January 04. They will train for two days before locking horns in the third Test of the four-match series, with the rubber currently locked at 1-1.
After having been consigned to a humiliating eight-wicket defeat at the Adelaide Oval, the Ajinkya Rahane-led Team India bounced back in stunning fashion to humble the hosts by the same margin in the Boxing Day Test at the MCG.