India's Tour of Australia 2020-21: Men In Blue Start Outdoor Training After All Players Test Negative For COVID-19

India’s Tour of Australia 2020-21: Men In Blue Start Outdoor Training After All Players Test Negative For COVID-19

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India. [Photo-Getty Images]

The India National Cricket Team has begun its training on the Australian turf after all the players who have travelled to Australia have tested negative for CODI-19. The Men in Blue have travelled to Australia for a 3-month long tour that will commence from November 27 with three ODIs, three T20Is, and four Test matches being played out on the tour.

Notably, the national team was last seen in action during India’s tour of New Zealand earlier this year. After that, the national side was due to play South Africa at home but the series had to be called off due to rapid outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. International cricket had come to a halt ever since then and this will be the first time after the pandemic that the Men in Blue team will be out on the field.

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Indian players in Lucknow (Credits: Twitter)

Indian Players Start Outdoor Training In Australia

It is notable that the majority of the Indian players who have travelled to Australia were a part of the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). The entire contingent flew to Australia on 12th November with the bio bubbles being intact from November 13.

India (Credits: Twitter)

Now, reports have emerged suggesting that the Men in Blue have started training outdoors after all the players have tested negative for COVID-19. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) posted pictures of cricketers having intense gym sessions and working out in the outdoors.

Star players including Hardik Pandya, Hanuma Vihari, Kuldeep Yadav, and Yuzvendra Chahal were all seen on the training turf as the lions from the subcontinet look raring to go ahead in the series that commences from November 27.

The National Team To Play A 3-Month Long Tour In Australia

The Men in Blue are scheduled to play a three-match ODI series that commences from November 27. The T20I series will then begin from December 04. The highly-awaited Test series will take place from December 17. Last time, the national side brutally thrashed the mighty Australians in their own backyard.

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Men in Blue in 2018. (Photo-Reuters)

However, this time, the national team has suffered massive shocks ahead of the series. Pacers including Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ishant Sharma are highly doubtful for the tour owing to their injuries. Rohit Sharma, the star opener is also unavailable for the limited-overs contests as he is also going through fitness issues. Indian skipper Virat Kohli has also been ruled out of the last three Test matches as the BCCI has granted him paternal leave.

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