Indian cricketers landed in Sydney on Thursday for the upcoming tour of Australia, consisting of three one-day internationals, three Twenty20 internationals and four test matches. India’s Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) took to Twitter to share photos of players arriving in Australia. “Dubai Airplane Sydney Hello Australia! #TeamIndia is here,” the photos were captioned on Twitter. The BCCI also posted photos of players with their families as they arrived in Sydney, where all cricketers will undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine. “We have our army of little ones to help us through the quarantine. #TeamIndia #AUSvIND,” was the photo caption on Instagram.
– BCCI (@BCCI) November 12, 2020
On Wednesday, the BCCI tweeted photos of the Indian contingent before their departure from Dubai.
All players wore custom PPE kits and masks while traveling amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The two-month tour kicks off on November 27 with the ODI series.
In the four-game Test series, India will play its first-ever day-night test abroad. Adelaide Oval is organizing the day-night test.
India’s testing specialist Ishant Sharma, who is recovering from injury, will not join the squad until he has proven his fitness at the National Cricket Academy.
Rohit Sharma, who recently led Mumbai Indians to a record-breaking fifth Indian Premier League title, is outfitted for the limited overs leg of the Australian tour.
Rohit suffered a hamstring injury during the competition stages of the T20 competition and was initially kept out of the tour, but in a revised team announcement, the board added him to the Test squad.
Indian wicket-keeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha is also recovering from an injury he sustained during the IPL 2020.
He has traveled with the team, but the BCCI has previously announced that a call will be made later regarding his availability.
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