India’s tour of Australia has been given government clearance. Cricket Australia and the New South Wales government made a deal for the Indian and Australian players from the IPL.
Sydney and Canberra are going to be the starting points for the tour.
The teams will be in quarantine in Sydney, and the players will have access to nearby training facilities.
The first to One-day Internationals are on November 27th and November 29th in Sydney.
The third is on December 1st in Canberra.
The first T20 will also be played in Canberra while the final two T20s are in Sydney.
The first test Is likely to be a pink-ball Test in Adelaide.
The Indians will be sending a squad of 32 members. By doing so, they would not be required to fly players in mid-tour in case of injuries.
The BCCI has not allowed families to join the players on tour.
With four tests and six limited-overs games, the Indian team is set for a long and challenging tour.
They won the test and one-day series on their last visit but tied the T20 series.
This time around, they will also be sweating over the fitness of some of their players.
Ishant Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have been injured during the IPL.
There hasn’t been much information on their availability for the Australian tour.
Ishant Sharma, in particular, would be a big blow on the tour. He has been a part of every visit to the country since 2008 and is the most experienced bowler on the Indian side.
There are also doubts about the fitness of Hardik Pandya.
While Hardik Pandya is a regular member of his IPL side, he hasn’t started to bowl yet.
He had back surgery, and the Mumbai Indians are looking to minimize his workload, so he doesn’t hurt himself again.
Balancing the workload for T20 cricket may raise questions on his ability to bowl in a test match a going by his current workload status.
The Indian squad is likely to be announced in the coming weeks.