After the conclusion of IPL 2020, team India will return to international cricket as they are all set to play Australia. The famous cricketing rivalry between Australia and India will again take centre stage. Team India will be kicking off their tour with a 3 match ODI series, followed by 3 T20Is and then the big 4 match Test series.
The Indian squad has reached Sydney and will soon commence their preparation for the massive tour again. The Indian captain Virat Kohli is always a major attraction whenever he tours Downunder. Kohli will once again hog the limelight during the ODI and T20I series against Australia. However, Kohli will return to India after completion of the first Test as the BCCI has granted him paternity leave. The Indian captain is expecting the birth of his first child in January and will miss the last 3 Test matches.
This is a huge blow to team India but it will also grant opportunities to other young players. The likes of Shubman Gill and KL Rahul will be eager to score runs in Test series and cement their position for future tours. Rohit Sharma will be missing in both the white ball series as the cricket board wants him fully recovered for the 4 Test matches.
In Kohli’s absence in the last 3 Tests, Rohit Sharma will be a vital player if he regains his full fitness. Also, several reports suggest that he might get a chance to lead India for the first time in Test cricket. Apart from Rohit, Ajinkya Rahane can also be named as India’s captain as he has been Kohli’s deputy in the red-ball cricket.
Meanwhile, as far as Australia is concerned they are looking a formidable side in all three formats. David Warner and Steve Smith along with Marnus Labschugane will be their chief batsman throughout the Indian tour. Whereas their fast-bowling trio of Michell Starc, Josh Hazelwood and Pat Cummins are expected to trouble the Indian batsmen. The hosts have also added some exciting new players such as Cameron Green and Will Pucovski for the series against India.
Here are all the details of Australia vs India 2020
Australia T20I Squad: Aaron Finch (c), Sean Abbott, Pat Cummins, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Daniel Sams, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa
Australia ODI squad: Aaron Finch (c), Sean Abbott, Pat Cummins, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Daniel Sams, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa.
Australia Test squad: Tim Paine (c & wk), Pat Cummins, Sean Abbott, Joe Burns, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Will Pucovski, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner
India T20I squad: Virat Kohli (c), KL Rahul (vice-captain and keeper), Mayank Agarwal, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, T Natarajan, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Navdeep Saini, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar.
India ODI squad: Virat Kohli (c), KL Rahul (vice-captain and keeper), Mayank Agarwal, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Navdeep Saini, Sanju Samson, Shubman Gill, Shardul Thakur.
India Test squad: Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Mayank Agarwal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Rishabh Pant, Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha, Navdeep Saini, Rohit Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Umesh Yadav.
1st ODI, Sydney, 27th November- 9:10 am IST
2nd ODI, Sydney, 29th November- 9:10 am IST
3rd ODI, Canberra, 1st December – 9:10 am IST
1st T20I, Canberra, 3rd December – 1:40 pm IST
2nd T20I, Sydney, 5th December – 1:40 pm IST
3rd T20I, Sydney, 7th December – 1:40 pm IST
1st Test, Adelaide (D/N Test), 16-20th December – 9:30 am IST
2nd Test, Melbourne, 25-29th December – 5:00 am IST
3rd Test, Sydney, 7th-11th January – 5:00 am IST
4th Test, Brisbane, 15th-19th January – 5:00 am IST
Live Streaming details
All the matches will be live telecasted on Sony Sports channels and fans can also see the match exclusively on the Sony Liv App.