Team India’s upcoming tour of Australia has kept the fans excited amid the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Virat Kohli & Co will play the hosts in three T20Is, followed by four Tests and three ODIs. India will have to stay in 14-day quarantine ahead of the series, said chief executive of Cricket Australia Nick Hockley.
India scripted history when they toured down under in 2018-19. They registered their first-ever Test series win beating the host 2-1. Taking that into consideration, the upcoming series has all the recipes to excite the fans.
India to stay in 14-day quarantine in Australia
The four-Test series will commence from December 3, India will then attempt to end Australia’s unbeaten record in Adelaide day-night Tests. Adelaide will host the only day-night Test of the tour ahead of Perth. Meanwhile, Melbourne and Sydney will host the traditional Boxing Day and New Year Tests.
Meanwhile, as per reports in ESPNCricinfo, the cricketers will stay in quarantine for two weeks before resuming training. The team is likely to stay in the newly constructed hotel in Adelaide Oval as the sort of bio-secure bubble.
“The two-week quarantine is pretty well-defined. What we are working on is making sure that even within that quarantine environment, the players have got the absolute best training facilities, so that their preparation for the matches is as optimal as it can possibly be,” ESPNCricinfo quoted Hockey as saying.
“Certainly the fact that the Adelaide Oval has a hotel. It does provide a facility not dissimilar to Old Trafford or Ageas Bowl where the hotels are integrated into the venue,” he added.
Meanwhile, ICC on July 20 (Monday) postponed the ICC T20 World Cup scheduled to take place in Australia. This will open a window for IPL 2020 as BCCI is planning to host the cash-rich league in UAE in September-October.