Following the IPL in the UAE, the Indian team will travel to Australia to play in all the formats for nearly three months. The visit to Australia will comprise of three ODIs, three T20Is, and four Tests in which the tourists will defend the coveted Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Meanwhile, the men in blue will likely serve their isolation period in Sydney.
The three ODIs are likely to begin from November 27th, 29th, and 1st December followed by the T20 internationals from December 4th, 6th, and 8th. The Test series will most probably commence in Adelaide from December 17th while Adelaide Oval remains an option for contesting the Boxing Day Test too. The Test in Sydney is expected to start from January 7th followed by the fourth in Brisbane from January 15th.
Virat Kohli’s men will face a full-strength Australian side on this occasion, unlike the one in 2018-19. The likes of Steve Smith and David Warner will indeed pose a far greater challenge to India while Marnus Labuschagne with his imperious form with the bat would also be challenging to conquer. Hence, one could expect a riveting contest this time. The Indian team won their first Test series in Australia the last time they travelled down under.
SCG Trust Chairman says that bio-security facilities manageable for the Indian team:
SCG Trust Chairman Tony Shepherd conceded that they have ground availability and the processes to facilitate bio-security. Shepherd added that are willing to substitute and keen to help cricket in any way they could.
“We’ve got ground availability, we’ve got the processes and we can certainly manage the biosecurity. We’d certainly be a very willing substitute. We’d be interested in helping cricket in any way we could,” Shepherd told Sydney Morning Herald.