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The 4-Test series between India and Australia is to be played from December 3. The first test is to be held in Brisbane. At the same time, the only day-night test on the tour will be played in Adelaide from 11 December. -File
- India and Australia to have 4 Test and 3 ODI series from December 3
- Team India will go directly to Australia after the IPL, where the quarantine will be for 14 days
Team India's tour of Australia later this year could begin with Brisbane or Adelaide instead of Perth. Because the government of Western Australia has refused to relax quarantine regulations in Perth. In such a situation, Team India can complete a 14-day quarantine period in Brisbane or Adelaide upon reaching Australia.
In addition, the Australia tour can begin with a series of limited overs. After this, a series of four Tests can be played. It can be an advantage to have three matches of T20 and ODI series first, that no match will be lost in the original schedule.
According to an ESPN Cricinfo report, this option is being discussed between Cricket Australia and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), but both boards have not yet taken a final decision on it.
Adelaide may have second and third test
According to the current schedule, the first match of the 4-Test series is to be played in Brisbane from 3 December, the second is Adelaide from 11 December, the third is Melbourne from 26 December and the fourth is from 3 January in Sydney next year. But the way Corona cases are increasing in Victoria. In such a situation, the Boxing-Day Test to be held from December 26 in Melbourne can be held in Adelaide. Adelaide is already preparing to host the day-night test. There is to be a day-night test on 11 December.
First Cricket Australia planned quarantine in Perth
Cricket Australia hoped that the Australia team that went on tour to England would reach Perth directly. At the same time, India team was also going to reach here directly finishing the IPL. But CA's plans were revoked due to strict rules for quarantine stay at Western Australia State Government hotels. At the same time, Cricket Australia has also been requested by the BCCI that in Perth it is not possible to train its players in a bio safe environment.
Training from the Corona affected country is not possible without quarantine
Mark McGowan, head of the Western Australia State Government, said that we did not feel that the team should return from a high-risk overseas location and train before completing the quarantine period. CA's training model had several risks. We still need to be vigilant and do the right thing and not take unnecessary risks.
The last time India beat Australia 2–1.
The last time a series of 4 Tests was played between the two countries in late 2018. India then defeated Australia 2–1 at their home. This was Team India's first Test series win in Australia.