Cricket Australia set dates for India, Afghanistan Tests

Cricket Australia set dates


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Australia will start their Test summer in the not so distant future with a debut Test against Afghanistan in Perth while Gabba will have the initial match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against India.

The Afghanistan Test will happen from 21 to 25 November and will be a day/night undertaking. The first of the four Tests against India starts on 3 December in Brisbane. The subsequent Test (11-15 December) will be a day/night undertaking at the Adelaide Oval, while the third (26-30 December) and fourth (3-7 January) Tests will be played at the MCG and SCG, individually.

In January this year, India commander Virat Kohli had said that he was anticipating protect the Border-Gavaskar Trophy regardless of the scene.

“Regardless of whether it is the Gabba or Perth, it doesn’t make a difference to us,” he said. “We have the ranges of abilities as a group to go up against anybody on the planet anyplace, regardless of whether it is white ball, pink ball or red ball. We are completely available.”

India won the Border-Gavaskar trophy in 2018/19 by a 2-1 marginIndia won the Border-Gavaskar trophy in 2018/19 by a 2-1 edge

For Australian cricketers, be that as it may, the Gabba has been a most loved ground with various successes. “We can hardly wait to go to the Gabba, realizing that Australian sides play well and win a ton of Test coordinates here,” Test captain Tim Paine had said in front of a year ago’s Test coordinate.

“It’s the place we generally prefer to begin so it feels like the Australian summer when you get together and get out on the Gabba. It’s an incredible spot for us to play – the wicket suits Australian sides truly well so to begin here is phenomenal and the young men are truly anticipating it.”

Australia paceman Mitchell Starc invited the possibility of a day/night Test against India, which will happen in Adelaide from 11 December.

“I think totally a pink-ball Test in the arrangement against India is an extraordinary thing,” Starc said. “The fans love it, I think it makes an alternate viewpoint to the challenge, bat and ball are nearer together in that challenge.

“India played a pink-ball game in India so they’re not totally unfamiliar to it … It’d be incredible to have a pink-ball challenge in that arrangement and from the small amounts I’ve seen and heard, India are a lot of open to that too with the goal that’s awesome.”

Australia’s full people’s worldwide timetable for the 2020/21 summer will be declared on Friday, 29 May.