India To Play Pink Ball Test Against Australia Down Under: Report
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India To Play Pink Ball Test Against Australia Down Under: Report

Tim Paine, Virat Kohli
Tim Paine, Virat Kohli (Credits: Twitter)

The much-anticipated India’s tour to Australia is slated to get underway as per its original schedule from December 3, according to multiple media reports. However, there is still a confirmation awaited from the boards, on the commencement of the series. Cricket Australia (CA) had largely anticipated the tour as it can help cut short deficit incurred due to the halt in matches following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The series opener will be played at the Gabba on December 3. The Adelaide Oval, Melbourne Cricket Ground and Sydney Cricket Ground will play host to the second, third and fourth Test of the series respectively.

Tim Paine, Virat Kohli
Tim Paine and Virat Kohli. AP Photo

India to play Day-Night Test against Australia at Adelaide Oval

A few years back India had denied playing a Day-Night Test against Australia Down Under, but now as per reports, the second Test will be pink ball Test at the Adelaide Oval, starting from December 11. Premier Australia fast bowler had anticipated the pink-ball Test against Indian earlier. He said he wants to play a day-night Test against India.

“Yeah, I think, absolutely the series against India is a great thing, the fans love it, it creates a different aspect of the game, the bat and ball are closer as well in that contest,” Starc said in a video posted by cricket.com.au on its website.

Michael Hussey, Virat Kohli, Tim Paine
Tim Paine and Virat Kohli. Credit: Getty Images

“India has played a pink ball test in India, they are not foreign to it, we do have a good record with the pink ball at home, I think it would be great to have a pink-ball Test against India, and with what I have heard, India is also open to it,” he added.

Border-Gavaskar series:

First Test: The Gabba, December 3

Second Test (D/N): Adelaide Oval, December 11

Third Test: Melbourne Cricket Ground, December 26

Fourth Test: Sydney Cricket Ground, early January

Before the series against India, Australia are slated to host Afghanistan for a one-off Test at WACA on November 21.