Australia vs India: Virat Kohli, Team India Members Depart For Australia Tour

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Virat Kohli will return to India after the first Test in Australia.© Twitter


The Indian cricket team on Wednesday departed for a two-month long tour of Australia where it is going to aim to build on the historic Test series win two years ago. The BCCI tweeted photographs of the Indian contingent before departure with the players sporting customised PPE kits for trip amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “#TeamIndia is BACK! Let’s embrace the new normal,” read the photo caption on BCCI Twitter maintain. The majority of the India squad members were competing in the IPL and following the conclusion of their respective team’s crusade, they moved to the bio-bubble created for the national team in the UAE.

Test specialists like Cheteshwar Pujara and the improve staff had arrived final month to go into the national team bio-bubble.

Rohit Sharma, who led Mumbai Indians to a record fifth IPL title on Tuesday night, and Ishant Sharma, who is recovering from internal indirect muscle tear injury at the NCA in Bengaluru, will sign up for the team later. Ishant will be added to the squad after he proves his fitness.

The selectors had added Rohit to the Test squad after to start with except him because of the hamstring injury he sustained final month. Alternatively, he made a surprise comeback for the last league game of the IPL and went on to play two more games, including the summit conflict.

India’s number one Test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha could also be travelling with the squad after he sustained injuries to both his hamstrings all through his side Sunrisers Hyderabad’s IPL game on November 3.

“A call on his availability will be taken later,” the BCCI had said when it announced the revised squad on November 9.

The Indian team will land in Sydney where it is going to undergo a 14-day quarantine all through which it has been allowed to train.

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Indian 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 anticipated Test series begins with the Day-Night Test at Adelaide from December 17. Skipper Virat Kohli has been granted paternity leave after the first Test as he and his wife Anushkar Sharma are expecting their first child.

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