Cricket suffered a lot since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out earlier this year. Many series and tournaments were either called off or postponed. But with time, the picture is gradually changing. Cricket is getting back to normal. England was the first country to organize an international series after the COVID-19 pandemic began. They hosted West Indies for a Test series, which was played under a bio-bubble.
This series in many ways opened up the roads for many countries to follow. Along with a few other international series, the league cricket has also begun. This year’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has already been successfully concluded. Now the IPL 2020 is being conducted in the United Arab Emirates. The tournament will come to an end in early November. Then one of the most awaited bilateral cricket series will be played in Down Under. India and Australia will face off each other in limited over and traditional format. BCCI has already announced its squad for the upcoming high voltage clash against the Aussies. Now, after a lot of speculation, Cricket Australia (CA) has confirmed the schedule of the series. The tour is less than one month away.
India-Australia series will begin with an ODI at Sydney Cricket Ground on November 27. As per the schedule, the ODI and T20I matches will be played at the historic SCG and Manuka Oval in Canberra. During this series, India will also play their first-ever day-night test match on foreign soil.
Here’s the full schedule:
ODI Series v India
First ODI: November 27, SCG
Second ODI: November 29, SCG
Third ODI: December 2, Manuka Oval
T20I Series v India
First T20: December 4, Manuka Oval
Second T20: December 6, SCG
Third T20: December 8, SCG
Test Series v India
First Test: December 17-21, Adelaide Oval (day-night)
Second Test: December 26-30, MCG
Third Test: January 7-11, SCG
Fourth Test: January 15-19, Gabba