India set for Border-Gavaskar trophy defense as Cricket Australia locks in Test venues; Tour to commence from December 3

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: May 27, 2020, 03:32 PM(IST)

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Cricket Australia (CA) has locked in the hosts for the four-match Border-Gavaskar Test series against India later in the year with Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney gearing up to host the Virat Kohli-led outfit. 

Cricket Australia (CA) has locked in the hosts for the four-match Border-Gavaskar Test series against India later in the year with Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney gearing up to host the Virat Kohli-led outfit. 

The four-match Test series between India and Australia will commence at the Gabba, on December 3, where the Baggy Greens haven’t lost a Test since 1988.

Following the series opener, India will head to Adelaide in a bid to end Australia’s unbeaten record in day-night Tests at the iconic venue, as per a report. Interestingly, Perth has been omitted from the list of venues and the series will consist of just one day-night match.

The monumental Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) will then host India for the traditional boxing Day Test before both the teams move to Sydney for the New year Test.

As the situation surrounding COVID-19 is improving in Australia, it is possible that the tour could go without the quarantine hub. However, it is yet unclear whether fans will be allowed to witness the much-awaited series. 

India have agreed to play the pink-ball Test with Kohli looking to prove that his side can win in Australian conditions. 

The last time India toured Australia for a Test series, the Kohli-led side came victorious with a 2-1 series triumph against the Baggy Greens, who were missing Steve Smith and David Warner due to their ban for involvement in sandpaper-gate in South Africa.

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