- For several months during the pandemic, no spectators were allowed on the fields during cricket tournaments. However, India’s tour of Australia in late November and December was the harbinger of change. Since the onset of the pandemic, it was the first international cricket tournament where crowds were allowed on the field. However, keeping the social distancing norms in mind, Cricket Australia allowed only 50 per cent of the people inside the stadium.
It is also India’s first international match during the pandemic. The successful completion of the IPL and other bilateral matches between England and different countries showed that you could play cricket if you take all the necessary precautions.
The ODIs and T20s are now over. It is time for the test matches that are in progress.MPL Sports, the Indian team sponsor has been taking care of all the equipment and merchandise during the trip.
Virat Kohli is leading the Indian side in all three formats. KL Rahul is serving as the vice-captain and wicketkeeper. The ODI team had batsmen like Shikhar Dhawan and Shubham Gill. Besides, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, and Mayank Agarwal also graced the team. A talented all-rounder like Ravindra Jadeja was also there. Yuzvendra, Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jaspreet Bumrah, Md. Shami, Navdeep SAINI, Sanju Samson, and Shardul Thakur completed the ODI team. The bowling department was quite strong, we can see.
Now let us look at the test squad. The absence of Rohit Sharma in the ODIs has compensated here. Besides Rohit, the other commendable batsmen are Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul, and Ajinkya Rahane, the test format’s vice-captain. Hanuma Vihari and Shubham Gill have also found their place in the test team. India has two wicketkeepers for the test matches. The very talented Wriddhiman Saha and Rishabh Pant. The super pacers like Md. Shami, Umesh Yadav, and Jaspreet Bumrah are playing in the tests too. Apart from them, there are all-rounders like R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. The team is not complete without Navdeep Saini and Kuldeep Yadav. Md Siraj, the debutant has already proved his worth by picking up five wickets in the second test match.
When Were The ODIs and T20s played?
Let us take a quick look at the details of the shorter format matches that have already been played. Then we will proceed to the test matches n progress.
Three ODIs were held on 4th, 6th, and 8th December, respectively. Australia got a stunning victory in the opening match. However, India won the next two back to back, thereby making the series to its name.But India managed to get a much-needed victory in the second one. There are still two test matches to go. Will India snatch the test series as well. Well, you need some more patience to know.
How To Watch India versus Australia Matches Live?
Haven’t you started watching the matches yet? Well, Sony Sports Network is telecasting every game live. You can watch them on all the sports channels of Sony like SONY 6 AND SONY 10. Don’t miss the remaining tests; start watching them immediately. Doordarshan had telecast the ODIs and T20s live. However, it will not do the same for the test matches.
If you are not watching the matches, you are missing out a lot. Start watching them right away to determine if the Indian team manages to emerge victorious in the test series. Never miss any updates and latest news related to the matches with Sportskhabri.