The India cricket team is visiting Australia from November 2018 to January 2019 to play four Tests, three One Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches. At first, the Test match at the Adelaide Oval was intended to be multi day/night fixture, yet the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) declined the offer from Cricket Australia to play the match under lights. In April 2018, the Western Australian Cricket Association affirmed that the Perth Stadium would have its first ever historically Test match.
India's standard wicket-keeper for certain overs matches, MS Dhoni, was not named in the side's squad for the T20I matches for this series and the ones against the West Indies. Rather, India's Test wicket-keeper, Rishabh Pant, was chosen in Dhoni's place. Virat Kohli, Indian captain will be up for a challenging visit as India are all set to go Australia. Kohli would look accomplish what no Indian skipper has overseen so far an series win in Tests on Australian soil. Kohli, who was refreshed for the as of late finished up three match T20I series against West Indies, has been in scorching structure in each of the three configurations and Indian research organization would need the commander to proceed with his run-scoring binge even in Australia. Indian team would be without the services of MS Dhoni in the T20I series after the last was dropped from the most limited configuration clearing a path for Rishabh Pant. In Test matches, Rohit Sharma and Murali Vijay are two batsmen who have been reviewed into the squad for the five-day format. Indian selectors would likewise need Prithvi Shaw to have an impact far from home.
India's Tour of Australia – Full Schedule and Time Table
|Australia vs India, 1st T20I||The Gabba, Brisbane|
|Nov 23, Fri||Australia vs India, 2nd T20I||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne|
|Nov 25, Sun||Australia vs India, 3rd T20I||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney|
|Dec 06, Thu - Dec 10, Mon||Australia vs India, 1st Test||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide|
|Dec 14, Fri - Dec 18, Tue||
Australia vs India, 2nd Test
|Perth Stadium, Perth|
|Dec 26, Wed - Dec 30, Sun||Australia vs India, 3rd Test||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne|
|Jan 03, Thu - Jan 07, Mon||Australia vs India, 4th Test||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney|
|Jan 12, Sat||Australia vs India, 1st ODI||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney|
|Jan 15, Tue||Australia vs India, 2nd ODI||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide|
|Jan 18, Fri||Australia vs India, 3rd ODI||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne|
India vs Australia – Squads
BCCI have announced the Indian squads for both T20Is and Test series, the hosts (Australia) have only named the squad for the shortest format. Here are the squads:
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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