Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Chief Sourav Ganguly, has confirmed that the much awaited Indian National team's tour of Australia will go ahead in December.
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Chief Sourav Ganguly, has confirmed that the much awaited Indian National team's tour of Australia will go ahead in December. Ganguly said, "We have confirmed the tour. In December we will be going to Australia. We just hope the number of quarantine days get reduced a bit because we don't want the players to go all that far and sit in hotel rooms for two weeks. It is very, very depressing and disappointing.”The Indian team will tour under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. They will first play three T20s, then four Tests and followed by three ODIs in Australia in December and January.
Ganguly added, "In relation to the COVID outbreak, Australia and New Zealand have been in good positions except Melbourne. So from that point of view we will be going there and hopefully the quarantine days will be less and we can get back to cricket." West Indies is currently involved in a Test series against England. When they arrived in the United Kingdom, they had spent 14 days in quarantine. Pakistan, which is the next opponent, also spent 14 days in quarantine after arriving in the United Kingdom.
Ganguly said, "It is going to be a tough series. It is not going to be what it was two years back. It is going to be a strong Australian team but our team is as good. We have the batting, we have the bowling. When we were so successful in England, in Australia, in Pakistan we were getting 400-500-600 runs in Test matches. The team needs to focus on batting." The last time when India toured Australia for a Test series in 2018 – 19, India had beaten Australia.