Indian cricket team will play its first international series in times of the Covid-19 pandemic, when Virat Kohli-led side takes on Australia in the 3-match One Day International (ODI) series at Sydney Cricket Ground, starting November 27. The success of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) and England hosting Ireland, West Indies, Pakistan and Australia for bilateral showed that cricket can be played in a bio-secure environment. The 30-member Indian contingent landed in Sydney on November 12 after the completion of IPL 2020.
Currently, Indian players and support staff are in a 14-day quarantine but the New South Wales government has allowed them to train in this period.
How IND vs AUS series is different from other cricket tourney’s during Covid-19?
It will be first time during Covid-19 pandemic that crowds will be allowed in the stadium during an international cricket tournament. The limited-overs cricket will be played at two venues. Sydney Cricket Ground, and Manuka Oval in Canberra. Cricket Australia has allowed 50 per cent crowd presence during ODIs and T20Is, and the Australian board has said in a press release that the second and third ODIs at the SCG and Manuka Oval respectively have been exhausted while the Manuka Oval T20I and two SCG T20Is are sold out.
India vs Australia live telecast and streaming details
Sony Sports Network will live telecast India vs Australia series in India. Sony SIX, Sony TEN 1 and Sony TEN 2 are the channels which will live broadcast the ODI, T20I and Test series while Sony LIV will live stream the matches. If fans wants to watch for free then they should tune into DD National (DD 1) and DD Sports for ODIs and T20Is. Doordarshan will not live telecast the Test series.
India tour of Australia 2020-21
India will start its two-month-long tour with an ODI series followed by a three-match T20 International series. The tour will end on January 19, 2021 after the completion of India vs Australia 4-match Test series, which is also known as the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Australia would look to get back the coveted trophy after two years. The four-match Test series is also a part of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC). The three-match ODI series is part of ICC Cricket World Cup Super League.
India vs Australia 2020-21 ODI full schedule
|First ODI||27-Nov||9:10 AM||Sydney Cricket Ground|
|Second ODI||29-Nov||9:10 AM||Sydney Cricket Ground|
|Third ODI||2-Dec||9:10 AM||Manuka Oval, Canberra|
India ODI squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul (vice-captain & wicket-keeper), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper).
Australia ODI squad: Aaron Finch (Captain), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Andrew Tye, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Sams, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wicketkeeper), David Warner, Adam Zampa.
India vs Australia 2020-21 T20I schedule
|First T20I||4-Dec||1:40 PM||Manuka Oval, Canberra|
|Second T20I||6-Dec||1:40 PM||Sydney Cricket Ground|
|Third T20I||8-Dec||1:40 PM||Sydney Cricket ground|
India T20I squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (vice-captain and wicket-keeper), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, T Natarajan.
Australia T20I squad: Aaron Finch (Captain), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Sams, Andrew Tye, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wicketkeeper), David Warner, Adam Zampa.
India vs Australia 2020-21 Tests full schedule
|First Test (D/N)||Dec 17-21||9:30 AM||Adelaide Oval|
|Second Test||Dec 26-30||5:00 AM||Melbourne Cricket Ground|
|Third Test||Jan 7-11||5:00 AM||Sydney Cricket Ground|
|Fourth Test||Jan 15-19||5:30 AM||The Gabba, Brisbane|
India cricket team Test squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Mohd. Siraj.
Australia cricket team Test squad: Tim Paine (c), Sean Abbott, Joe Burns, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Will Pucovski, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner
|Australia A vs India A||Dec 6-8||5:00 AM||Drummoyne Oval, Sydney|
|Australia A vs India A||Dec 11-13||9:30 AM||Sydney Cricket Ground|
India squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Mohd. Siraj.
Australia A squad: Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Joe Burns, Jackson Bird, Alex Carey (wk), Harry Conway, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Nic Maddinson, Mitchell Marsh (subject to fitness), Michael Neser, Tim Paine, James Pattinson, Will Pucovski, Mark Steketee, Will Sutherland, Mitchell Swepson.
Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.
As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.
Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.