IND vs AUS: The Indian cricket team on Wednesday departed for a two-month-long tour of Australia where it will aiming for clinching the series once again as they did early in the last series against the Aussies. Cricket Australia has been given the all-clear for the India squad to quarantine in Sydney ahead of its upcoming home series for three T20Is, three ODIs and four Tests. In pics, we see clearly that Virat Kohli led Indian Cricket Team gets ready to Fly to Australia for upcoming series.
As per the Australian government’s travel guidelines during Covid-19 pandemic, a person entering the country has to undergo a 14-day quarantine. The majority of the Indian squad were competing in the IPL 2020 and following the conclusion of their respective team’s campaign, Virat Kohli and Co will land in Sydney where it will undergo a 14-day quarantine during which it has been allowed to train.
The BCCI tweeted photographs of the Indian contingent before departure with the players sporting customised PPE kits for travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Indian team gets ready to Fly to Australia, watch latest pics
“#TeamIndia is BACK! Let’s embrace the new normal,” read the photo caption on BCCI Twitter handle.
Indian team to play three ODIs, three T20s and four Tests starting November 27. The ODI and T20 series will be played in Sydney and Canberra from November 27 to December 8. The much-awaited Test series begins with the Day-Night Test at Adelaide from December 17.
Indian cricketers led by King Kohli strike a pose before leaving for Australia. Team India stars Umesh Yadav and Hardik Pandya sports their customised PPE kits and masks.
'Hitman' Rohit Sharma, who led Mumbai Indians to a record-extending fifth IPL title on Tuesday, and Ishant Sharma, who is recovering from internal injury in his oblique muscle at the NCA in Bengaluru, will join the team later. They both are only part of the Test squad.
In another major development, India captain Virat Kohli will not rejoin the Test squad once he returns to India on paternity leave following the first Test in Adelaide. Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma are expecting their first child around early January.