India vs Australia 2018: Virat Kohli-led India will lock horns with Australia in their own territory for a long series. Australia may not be at their very best sans Steve Smith and David Warner, but one has to realise they will have the crowds behind them and that would pep them up. On the other hand, the Indian team has been in good form after they beat Windies in their own backyard, but Australia will be a different ball game totally and India have to bring their A-game to the forefront if they want to create history down under.
India will play 3 T20Is, 4 Tests and 3 ODIs starting November 21. First, the T20Is will take place following which the Test matches will start and finally the ODIs to round up the tour.
Here is all you need to know about the awaited tour down under.
India’s Tour of Australia – Full Schedule and Time Table
1st T20I: November 21 at Gabba, Brisbane (2:30 PM IST)
2nd T20I: November 23 at MCG, Melbourne (1:30 PM IST)
3rd T20I: November 25 at SCG, Sydney (1:30 PM IST)
1st Test: Dec 6 to Dec 10 at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (6:00 AM IST)
2nd Test: Dec 14 to Dec 18 at Perth Stadium, Perth (8:00 AM IST)
3rd Test: Dec 26 to Dec 30 at MCG, Melbourne (5:00 AM IST)
4th Test: Jan 03 to Jan 07 at SCG, Sydney (5:00 AM IST)
1st ODI: Jan 12 at SCG, Sydney (8:50 AM)
2nd ODI: Jan 15 at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (9:20 AM)
3rd ODI: Jan 18 at MCG, Melbourne (8:50 AM)
India vs Australia – Telecast and Live Streaming:
The broadcasting rights for India vs Australia series are with Sony Sports Network. The live streaming of the series will be available on the broadcaster’s official online streaming platform, Sony Liv.
India vs Australia – The Squads
India has announced the squads for both T20Is and Test series, the hosts 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