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Sourav Ganguly reaffirms India's tour of Australia 2020

by  Neel Ashar  •  Last updated on 2020-10-16 13:46:32

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Cricket Australia's interim chairman Earl Eddings has put all doubts regarding India's tour of Australia in 2020 to rest after he was quoted saying- " "I'm 100 per cent confident they are coming. Sourav Ganguly and I talk about it most days and we are already planning when we can catch up once he and the team get over here." This was reported as per an article in the vernacular The Australian. India's tour of Australia had a shadow cast over it due to the impending differences betwixt the broadcaster and Cricket Australia. This tour will fetch millions of dollars as revenue for Cricket Australia and they cannot let this marquee series skip at any cost. They are ironing out the issues with the broadcaster as the tour nears. Cricketing stars from both India and Australia are currently engaged in the 13th Edition of Dream11 IPL being played in the United Arab Emirates. They are playing in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, the 3 prominent venues in the UAE.

The Indian contingent is scheduled to fly out of Dubai for Brisbane. As per reports, both Indian and Australian team will not travel to Adelaide or Melbourne, but Brisbane and quarantine there for a given period before they step out for practice matches and the series to follow. There are impending issues for the quarantine period. The BCCI has asked CA and the Queensland government to shorten the quarantine period and allow the players to train while in quarantine. If the quarantine period would be too long, there will be a shadow cast over their fitness and match preparedness. Having found some form in the ongoing Dream11 IPL, the players would not want to sit in a Brisbane hotel doing nothing for the quarantine period. Their training is a must while in quarantine.

Team India is scheduled to tour Australia for a 3-match ODI series in Brisbane starting from November 26. There would be a 3-match T20I series too which is scheduled to be hosted at the Adelaide Oval from December 4. There will be an intra-squad warmup match with the pink Kookaburra too before the marquee Border Gavaskar Trophy kickstart. The first Test will be a D/N affair to be played at the Adelaide Oval from December 17-21. Thereafter, India and Australia will face off at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground for the Boxing Day Test from 26th December. Sydney will host the New Year Test from January 7. India's tour will culminate in Brisbane with the 4th Test from January 15. 


India Tour of Australia tentative schedule- 

ODI Series: 

To be played at the Gabba in Brisbane

1st ODI: November 26

2nd ODI: November 28 

3rd ODI: November 30 

T20I Series: 

To be played at the Adelaide Oval

1st T20I: December 04 

2nd T20I: December 06 

3rd T20I: December 08

 Pink Ball warm-up match 

Test Series: 

1st Test (D/N): December 17 to 21 at the Adelaide Oval

2nd Test: December 26 to 30 at the MCG

3rd Test: January 7 to 11 at the SCG

4th Test: January 15 to 19 at the Gabba

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