India will travel to Australia for a full tour starting with the first T20I which is set to take place on November 21, 2018.
Virat Kohli will lead India as captain in the Tour Down Under. (Source: File)
After a successful home series against West Indies, India will travel to Australia for a series comprising of 3 T20Is, 4 Tests and 3 ODIs. The first T20I will take place on November 21, 2018, in Gabba. After the T20I series, the two teams will play the first Test from December 6, 2018 at Adelaide. The first ODI between India and Australia will be played next year on January 12, 2019.
India have already announced the squad for the shortest format, and Virat Kohli will lead as captain. Hardik Pandya, who has been out due to injury has been rested, but his brother, Krunal, who impressed in the T20I series against Windies, has been included in the side. Former India captain MS Dhoni has also not been included in the T20I squad, with Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik being selected as the two wicketkeeping options. Australia will be without David Warner and Steve Smith, who are currently serving a one-year ban for their roles in the ball tampering incident earlier this year.
Here is the full schedule of India’s Tour Down Under:
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India tour of Australia schedule:
November 21: Australia v India, The Gabba, 1st T20I
November 23: Australia v India, MCG, 2nd T20I
November 25: Australia v India, SCG, 3rd T20I
December 6-10: Australia v India, Adelaide Oval, 1st Test
December 14-18: Australia v India, Perth Stadium, 2nd Test
December 26-30: Australia v India, MCG, 3rd Test
January 3-7: Australia v India, SCG, 4th Test
January 12: Australia v India, SCG, 1st ODI
January 15: Australia v India, Adelaide Oval, 2nd ODI
January 18: Australia v India, MCG, 3rd ODI
India vs Australia Full Squads:
India have announced the squad for the 3 T20Is and 4 Tests. Australia have so far announced the squad for the T20Is.
India T20I Squad: Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, K Khaleel Ahmed
India Test Squad: Virat Kohli(c), Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Parthiv Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Australia T20I Squad: Aaron Finch(c), Alex Carey, Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Ben McDermott, D Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa
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