Australia invites India for a full-fledged tour comprising three ODIs, three T20Is, and four Tests. Currently, players of both teams are sweating it out at the training sessions. It is going to be a tough battle between the two titans. The tour kicks off with the One-Day Internationals.
The first ODI of the three-match ODI series is scheduled to be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Yes, both teams will lock horns with each other on November 27 (Friday) for the ODI opener. The second ODI will be played in the same venue on November 29, Sunday.
The third and final ODI will be played at Manuka Oval in Canberra on December 2 (Wednesday). After the ODI series, The T20I opener will be held in the same venue on December 4, Friday. The next two games will be played in Sydney on the 6th and 8th respectively.
The first of the four-match Test series will be played at Adelaide Oval. The second, third, and fourth matches will be played at SCG, MCG, and The Gabba respectively. The tour will come to a close on January 19.
Big Blow for Australia
The hosts are gearing up for a tough challenge ahead as they will face a competitive Indian team. In what comes as a big blow to the Australian team, their fast-medium bowler Kane Richardson has been ruled out of the home series.
The right-arm fast-medium bowler backed out of the team in order to be with his wife and newborn child. With family being the top priority, Kane’s permission was granted paternity leave to be with his wife and just born baby.
Cricket Australia confirmed the development in a recent press release stating that Richardson has been pulled out of the home tour. The 29-year-old pacer has a pretty decent experience in limited-overs setup.
He has represented Australia in 29 ODIs, 21 T20Is and has been a white ball specialist for over seven years now. Earlier, Cricket Australia picked him for ODI and T20I assignment against India.
However, it has now been confirmed he will not play his part in the home series against the Indian national cricket team. Australia head coach Justin Langer heaped praise on Kane Richardson for taking a good decision.
Cricket Australia has announced a replacement for Kane Richardson for the limited-overs series. As soon as the fast-medium pacer pulled out of the home series against India, the board named Andrew Tye as his replacement.
The fast bowler has represented Australian cricket team in 7 ODIs and 25 T20Is. He has a pretty decent experience with the ball. He will be looking forward to grabbing this opportunity in both hands.
Tye knows how to deceive and mount pressure on the Indian batsman. He has played against them in several seasons of the Indian Premier League. Having this much knowledge is more than enough for him to help his side.