India vs Australia Test series: Full schedule, squads, match timings, telecast, live streaming
The India-Australia rivalry will move ahead as the two teams will square off in the longest and purest format of the game.
The Border-Gavaskar Trophy, as the series is known as, will kick off on December 17 in Adelaide. The last time India toured Australia, they created history by defeating Kangaroos Down Under. It remains to be the only occasion when an Asian team won a Test series in Australia.
The two teams will resume the rivalry soon but don’t expect the Aussies resorting to sledging. As seen in the past couple of years, both the teams might have had some banters instead of sledging.
Before the start of the series, here’s a look at the India-Australia Test series full schedule, squads, match timings and live streaming -
The Border-Gavaskar Trophy will kick on December 17. The opening Test is a day-night contest and will be played with pink balls. Australia have played seven pink-ball Tests while India have only participated in one.
Following Adelaide, the action will move to Melbourne Cricket Ground, which will continue to host the:
- Boxing Day Test (Melbourne Cricket Ground)- from December 26
- Sydney (SCG)- from January 7 and
- Brisbane (The Gabba)- from January 15
Both the teams will miss some key players during the series. Starting with India, Virat Kohli will return home after the opening Test match. Ajinkya Rahane will lead the visitors in his absence. Rohit Sharma will soon fly to Australia and will be available for selection after the 2nd Test match. The BCCI will take a final call on his availability after he completes the 14-day isolation period.
Australia are confirmed to miss the services of David Warner and Will Pucovski, who was to make his debut in the opening Test. There are also doubts over Cameron Green’s availability for the opening Test.
Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (Vice-Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Rishabh Pant (WK), Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Siraj
Australia (for 1st Test):
Tim Paine (Captain), Moises Henriques, Joe Burns, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, Marcus Harris
The India-Australia Test series will be live on Sony Six, Sony Ten 1 and Sony Ten 3. It can also be live-streamed on Sony Sports Networks’ digital app, Jio TV and Airtel TV.