The much-anticipated four-match Test series between World’s No.1 Australia and the former number one team in the world, India will kick off with the pink-ball Test at the iconic Adelaide Oval from December 17.
But before that, the tourists will lock horns with Australia A in a couple of three-day warm-up games, the first of which will take place between December 06-08.
The practice match will be an opportunity for the Indian team-management to solve a few selection conundrums which include choosing Mayank Agarwal’s opening partner between Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill, zeroing on the first-choice wicketkeeper between Wriddhiman Saha and Rishabh Pant, and picking the fast bowlers to partner the duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami between Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, and Navdeep Saini.
Australia, on the other hand, will be keen to see how the likes of Joe Burns and Will Pucovski fare against the Indian bowling attack as they fight it out for the opening slot alongside David Warner.
Here’s all you need to know about India A vs Australia A practice match:
When and what time will India A vs Australia A practice match begin?
The first three-day match will kickstart at 05:00 AM IST on December 06. The toss for the same will take place at 04:30 AM IST.
What is the venue for India A vs Australia A practice match?
The first practice game will take place at Seddon Drummoyne Oval in Sydney.
So, will India A vs Australia A practice match be telecasted on TV in India?
Of-course, it will be telecasted! Viewers can catch live action on Sony Six. India’s national broadcaster DD Sports will also telecast the match for free.
Where can we live stream India A vs Australia A practice match?
Viewers can catch the live streaming on Cricket.com.au, Airtel TV, and Jio Tv.
What are the squads for India A vs Australia A practice match?
Virat Kohli, Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Mohammed Siraj
[Since members of the T20I team can be a part of the practice match, we have included all the Test players in India A squad]
Joe Burns, Will Pucovski, Marcus Harrus, Travis Head (c), Cameron Green, Nic Maddinson, Tim Paine, Michael Nesser, James Pattinson, Jackson Bird, Mark Steketee, Harry Conway, Will Sutherland