After much deliberation over the venue of the third Test, Cricket Australia (CA) has declared that Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) will host the third Test of the Border-Gavaskar trophy. Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 cases in Sydney, there was a lot of debate as to whether the venue for the Third Test should be shifted.
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) was the next best contender to host the Test It has now been ruled out by Cricket Australia. The Australia National Cricket Team finished the second Test against India as they lost the second game on Tuesday. The Indian Cricket Team have now come on level terms in the Border-Gavaskar trophy.
Sydney Gets The Green Flag To Host The Third Test Between India And Australia
Nick Hockley, Cricket Australia’s Interim CEO, said that health advice from the NSW Government and collaboration with both the NSW and Queensland Governments helped make the decision.
“Despite the many challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, I am delighted to say Cricket Australia remains on track to deliver the men’s international series as scheduled,” Hockley said.
“We have met regularly over the past week to assess the unfolding public health situation in Sydney and gauge its impact on border restrictions around the country. To date, we have been able to deliver a safe and successful summer thanks to our detailed biosecurity protocols and the amazing work of so many great people behind the scenes,” Hockley further stated.
“To that end, we have made the decision to keep the New Year’s Test at the SCG, which has a wonderful recent history of hosting the Pink Test and Jane McGrath Day on the third day of play,” Hockley stated.
Team India Beat The Aussies In The Boxing Day Test
Team India beat Australia by 8 wickets in the Boxing Day Test. The India National Cricket Team was right on the money as they avenged their Adelaide humiliation in style. They beat the mighty Australians in the Melbourne Test by 8 wickets. Indian skipper Ajinkya Rahane was awarded the Man of the Match for his outstanding knock in the first innings.
Now, India and Australia will collide in the third Test from January 7 at Sydney. Star Indian opener, Rohit Sharma will join the side from the third Test. Australian opener David Warner will also join the side from the third Test of the Border-Gavaskar trophy.