BCCI announces Indian squads for upcoming tour of Australia
Oct 29 2020
The Australian IPL contingent and India's squad, which was named earlier this week, should clear quarantine on November 26 and will play the opening match of the ODI Series at the Sydney Cricket Ground the following day, November 27.
Pant was omitted from limited-overs squads where Rahul was preferred.
India are scheduled to play four test matches in December-January, preceded by three one-day internationals and as many Twenty20 matches, though the exact itinerary is yet to be finalised.
Fans as well as several former cricketers have criticised the decision and now former India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar has joined the bandwagon too.
"I didn't see what was shown something about him practising in the nets for Mumbai Indians". The Hitman as he is commonly referred to is the vice-captain in the ODI and T20 formats and also opens in the test arena. I think a little bit of transparency and a little bit of openness about what actually is the problem with him will help everybody. The franchisees, I understand. They don't want to give the oppositions any psychological advantage.
"I am very confident we'll get a crowd at the 'G for the Boxing Day Test", Andrews said on Monday. However, in the latest update, if sources doing the rounds are to be believed now, Rohit Sharma is expected to return to the field on November 3, in what will be the last league fixture of the IPL against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. Even Mayank Agarwal for example, Mayank Agarwal has not been playing. "For an Indian cricket fan, they ought to know what happens to two of their key players", Gavaskar said.
Neither side has lost a day-night Test previously, with the Australian men's team winning all four twilight Tests in Adelaide against New Zealand, South Africa, England and Pakistan, and India winning its only encounter at Eden Gardens versus Bangladesh in 2019.
Rohit Sharma has not been included in any of India's squads for the tour to Australia due to injury, joining Ishant Sharma on the sidelines.
The dates and schedule for the tour is yet to be officially confirmed by Cricket Australia and BCCI.
Hardik Pandya will probably play as a batsman only as he hasn't bowled in the IPL 2020 and KL Rahul is the only wicket-keeper in ODI squad after "overweight" Rishabh Pant was ignored for white-ball formats.