After a highly stressful first half of the year, 2020 showed some betterment as football resumed in the month of June. Several cricket fans were relieved after it was announced that IPL will be played in the month of September, stretching it till November. However, the bigger picture is that India’s Tour of Australia has not seen any significant delay and the series is all set to commence from December.
It all starts with the longest format of the game, Test Cricket, where both the teams will look to battle for the world rankings. The first test is set to begin from December 3 until December 7. The venue for the game is Brisbane and it will be interesting to see how the Indians manage to do after a long gap from this format of the game.
The second test will begin from December 11 until December 15 and the venue for the test is Adelaide. The games are expected to be tight as both the teams will not hold back from showing their dominance and qualities.
India will be looking to settle scores as India’s performance in tests in Australia has not been great, while this will also be a test for Virat Kohli as he has settled in the captain’s role well and there’s no room for any excuses anymore. The third and final test is set to be played between December 26 and December 30 at Melbourne. The hype is real as it will be a Boxing Day test but the availability of fans still remains a question mark.
The New Year will witness the fourth and the final test between the two. It will be played between January 3 and January 7 in Sydney. The two great ODI sides will then play their first series of 2021 against each other after a week’s rest from the Tests. The first ODI will be played at Perth on 12 January, while the second will be played on 15th in Melbourne.
The third and the final ODI will take place in Sydney on January 17. All the games will commence from 05:30 (IST). The squads are yet to be announced and the ongoing IPL may open a way for several players who would want to represent their nation.
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