WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Nov 16, 2018, 05.52 PM
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
1st T20I | Nov 21, Wed | The Gabba, Brisbane | 1:20 PM
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.
India and Australia will play four Tests, three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches.