IND vs AUS: Australian Cricket has been given the all-clear for the India squad to quarantine in Sydney ahead of their upcoming home T20Is, ODIs and Test series around the New Year, the Sydney Morning Herald reported on Thursday. Cricket Australia to finally confirm the International schedule for the home series, including the four tests against India in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
The visitors had been scheduled to arrive in Brisbane and undergo quarantine there before playing six short-form internationals in Queensland and moving on to Adelaide for the 1st test in early December. Sydney and Canberra are set to host the white-ball cricket of India's tour of Australia after the New South Wales government allowed the visiting team to train during its mandatory 14-day quarantine period after arrival.
The Indian cricket team will be scheduled to play three T20s, three ODIs and four Tests in Australia.
The first two ODIs are set to be held on November 27 and 29 at the Sydney Cricket Ground before the final game of the series in Canberra's Manuka Oval.
The first T20 will also be played in Canberra before the action returns to Sydney for the final two games.
The pink-ball Test will be played under lights at Adelaide from December 17 to 21. The Boxing Day Test from December 26 could also be held in Adelaide if the COVID-19 situation in Melbourne doesn't allow the authorities to host the game at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Cricket Australia is expected to announce the entire schedule after getting it approved from the BCCI.
The New Year's Test in Sydney has been pushed ahead to January 7 to 11 before the teams travel to Brisbane for the fourth and final five-dayer from January 15.
Team India T20I squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (vice-captain and wicket-keeper), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, T Natarajan
Team India ODI squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul (vice-captain & wicket-keeper), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, Sanju Samson
Aaron Finch (C), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins (VC), Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa