India’s Chinaman, Kuldeep Yadav has said that he has already started his preparations for India’s tour of Australia which is scheduled to take place later this year. The India National Cricket Team has been out of action for more than 2 months now because of the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic. They were last seen in action during their tour of New Zealand earlier this year in January.
India are currently slated to play three T20Is against Australia in October. Then in December-January, both teams will contest in the four-Test series where India will look to defend the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. After that, both teams will take on each other in the three-match ODI series.
Now, Kuldeep Yadav has said that he has already begun preparing for India-Australia series and he is looking to get back to his form with the series.
Kuldeep Yadav Opens Up On India’s Tour Of Australia
“Sometimes taking a break helps refresh the mind. We’ve had three-four months off now, so when we start again, it will be a fresh start, like a new innings. I feel this is the time to push myself because a lot of people are not able to practice,” Kuldeep said while speaking to Deep Dasgupta in the third episode of ESPNcricinfo Cricketbaazi.
“That can give me an edge. A break is very important. You learn from whatever happened in the last year about planning your bowling. You need to spend time and come up with a plan every time. I have already started preparing for the Australia tour (later this year), so that I go there and play a confident cricket,” he added.
Team India To Tour Australia Later This Year
India’s tour will begin with a T20 International match on October 11 at Brisbane. The other two T20I matches will be played on October 14 (Canberra) and October 17 (Adelaide). The four-match Test series begins on December 3 at Brisbane.
India team is then scheduled to play a day/night Test from December 11 to 15 in Adelaide. The third and fourth Tests will be held in Melbourne (December 26-30) and Sydney (January 3 to 7). The ODI series is scheduled to begin on January 12 in Perth, followed by matches on January 15 (Melbourne) and January 17 (Sydney).