After playing the 13th edition of the IPL in UAE, Team India players are set to tour Australia to play the scheduled bilateral series. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is planning to send the Indian cricketers, whose IPL team don’t make it to Qualifiers, early to Australia to prepare for the international series.
After an extended delay, the Indian board scheduled the much-awaited IPL season from 19th September. The playoffs will be played in early November and the grand finale of the league will be played on 10th November.
After the ending of IPL, Team India players will not have a national camp in the UAE. So from there, they will directly land to Australia, as per recent reports in The New Indian Express. Also, Test specialist Hanuma Vihari and Cheteshwar Pujara, who will not feature in the IPL will be sent early with some staff members.
“If we send them early, they would get adequate time to prepare. Players from teams that don’t make it to IPL Qualifiers, will fly directly to Australia as soon as the league stage gets over. Coming home will make things more complicated,” a BCCI official told The New Indian Express.
Team India will play four-match Test series and limited-overs series in upcoming Australia tour
After landing in Australia, all the players will have to follow fourteen days quarantine period ahead of the series. They will be kept under a bio-secure environment to curb the spread of the virus.
As per the schedule proclaimed by Cricket Australia (CA), the two teams are set to play the three-match T20I series which will start from 11th October. But it is deemed to be cancelled because of the clashing with IPL. However, both the boards have not clarified over hosting the T20I series. Further, they will play the four-match Test series in December and ODI series in January.