Ravi Shastri, India Head Coach, and other members of support staff which includes batting coach Vikram Rathour, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar have all reached Dubai and entered the bio-bubble as they get in readiness for Team India’s tour of Australia, starting next month.
According to a report published by PTI, a separate bio-bubble has been created for the support-staff and the Test bound players in Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari.
“The head coach and his team arrived yesterday. They are now in isolation and getting their three mandatory RT-PCR tests done. There is a separate bio-bubble created for the support staff along with Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari,” a senior BCCI source privy to the development told d PTI on conditions of anonymity.
According to the same report, once Pujara and Vihari complete their mandatory six-day isolation, they will be training at the ICC Academy in Dubai, where Sri Lankan throwdown expert Nuwan and India’s Raghu will be helping out the duo in their preparations for the Test series Down Under.
India set to take a jumbo squad to Australia for the two-month-old tour
The Indian Cricket team will travel together to Australia post the completion of the Indian Premier League. The tour will consist of three ODIs, three T20Is, and a four-match Test series. India is expected to take a jumbo squad to Australia, consisting of 30 players and around 20 support-staff members.
The squad for all three series is set to be announced by the national selectors on Monday. India will undergo a mandatory 15-day quarantine in Sydney, where they will be able to start training after a week. The tour will commence with the white-ball leg, which is set to be hosted by Sydney and Canberra.
Post the white-ball tussle, the focus will move to the four-match Test series. The first Test will be a day-night affair in Adelaide from December 15, followed by the Boxing Day and New Year Tests at the MCG and SCG respectively from December 26 and January 07 before the action finally culminates at the Gabba in Brisbane from January 15.