India vs Australia 2018-19: Schedule, Squad, Time and Venue

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Nov 19, 2018, 01:19 PM IST

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India and Australia will play four Tests, three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches.

Virat Kohli-led team India will tour Australia from November 2018 to January 2019 to play four Tests, three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni was dropped from India's Twenty20 squad for this crucial away assignment.

At his place, the two keepers in the two T20 squads announced are Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik.

India will play a three-match Twenty20 series before the first Test starts in Adelaide on December 6 with Perth, Melbourne and Sydney hosting the remainder of the Tests before a three-match one-day international series in January.

Experts and former players are seeing this tour as India's best bet to defeat Australia in Tests as the hosts will be without their two key batsman, Steve Smith and David Warner, who are facing a year-long ban for their involvement in ball tampering scandal in South Africa. 

Here is the complete schedule: 

(All timings in IST)

Australia vs India
Twenty20 Internationals

1st T20I | Nov 21, Wed | The Gabba, Brisbane | 1:20 PM

2nd T20I | Nov 23, Fri | Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne | 1:20 PM

3rd T20I | Nov 25, Sun | Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney | 1:20 PM

Australia vs India
Test matches

1st Test | Dec 06, Thu - Dec 10, Mon | Adelaide Oval, Adelaide | 5:30 AM

2nd Test | Dec 14, Fri - Dec 18, Tue | Perth Stadium, Perth | 7:50 AM

3rd Test | Dec 26, Wed - Dec 30, Sun | Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne | 5:00 AM (Dec 26)

4th Test | Jan 03, Thu - Jan 07, Mon | Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney | 5:00 AM (Jan 03)

Australia vs India
One-Day Internationals

1st ODI | Jan 12, Sat | Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney | 8:50 AM

2nd ODI | Jan 15, Tue | Adelaide Oval, Adelaide | 8:50 AM

3rd ODI | Jan 18, Fri | Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne | 8:50 AM

India's squad:

For Test series: Virat Kohli (C), M Vijay, KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Parthiv Patel, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

For T20I series: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed. 

Australia's squad:

For T20I series: Aaron Finch(c), Alex Carey, Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Ben McDermott, D Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa.