- India is set to play with Australia in the four-match Test series starting on 17 December.
- The India crew will be driven by Virat Kohli for the starting Test, while Rohit Sharma will play the last 2 Tests.
India and Australia will battle it out for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in a four-match Test series as part of the ICC Test Test Championship. The two groups are stacked with A rating players, and we can be in for a firmly challenged tournament in four matches.
The series will begin in Adelaide with the first Test starting on 17 December. The two sides will then travel to Melbourne for the Boxing Day Test.
The third Test will take place in Sydney from 7-11 January 2021. And the final match will take place between 15-19 January 2021 at the Gaba Stadium in Brisbane.
India has announced a 19-man squad for the four-match Test series, with many talented youngsters receiving call-ups.
For the first Test, the team will be led by Virat Kohli. But after that the India captain will return home on paternity leave, along with Ajinkya Rahane to take over. The squad has a fantastic blend of youth and experience.
However, India would be without Ishant Sharma, who got hurt during the IPL. Rohit Sharma will also play the first two Tests, but he will leave for Australia on December 12 and may return for the final two matches of the tour.
India and Australia have already played three ODIs and three T20s. The host team won the ODI series, but India bounced back to win the T20I series.
The winners of the Test series will probably secure their place in the World Test Championship final next year. Therefore both teams will have a strong incentive to win.
The last time India won a Test series in Australia was their first Test series win.
However, this time the Australian team will have David Warner and Steve Smith. Both missed the previous series due to a ball tampering ban.
India test team for Australia tour
|Virat Kohli (c) -1st Match only||Mayank Agarwal||Rohit Sharma|
|Ajinkya Rahane (VC)||Prithvi Shaw||KL Rahul|
|Cheteshwar Pujara||Hanuma Vihari||Rishabh Pant (wk)|
|Wriddhiman Saha (wk)||Shubman Gill||Jaspreet Bumrah|
|Navdeep Saini||Mohammed Shami||Kuldeep Yadav|
|Mohammad Siraj||Ravichandran Ashwin||Umesh Yadav|