Team India vice-captain and star opener Rohit Sharma arrived at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore on Thursday (November 19) in limited overs cricket. Under Rohit’s captaincy, Mumbai Indians won the title match of the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on 10 November. Team India left for Australia after the IPL ended. Rohit has returned home to regain full fitness.
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Rohit is not part of the ODI and T20 Internationals against Australia, but has been retained in the Test team. Rohit played in the UAE despite not being fully fit in the final round of IPL and made Mumbai Indians champions for the fifth time. He has a hamstring injury. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Sourav Ganguly, later said that Rohit was 70 percent fit.
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Rohit has not accompanied the Indian team that went on tour to Australia. It is not clear yet whether Rohit has come to NCA to complete his rehabilitation or has been given fitness test. Apart from Rohit in the NCA, there is also fast bowler Ishant Sharma and if he is fit, he can join Team India before the Test series. The Test series will start from December 17. The first Test match is to be played in Adelaide, which will be Day-Night.
Complete schedule for Australia tour of India
|The date||Match details||Ground||Indian time|
|27 NOV, 2020||First one day match||Sydney Cricket Ground||9:10 AM|
|29 NOV, 2020||Second one day||Sydney Cricket Ground||9:10 AM|
|2 DEC, 2020||Third ODI||Manuka Oval, Canberra||9:10 AM|
|4 DEC, 2020||First T20 International||Manuka Oval, Canberra||1:40 PM|
|6 DEC, 2020||Second T20 International||Sydney Cricket Ground||1:40 PM|
|6 DEC, 2020||India A vs Australia A, 1st practice match||Drummain Oval, Sydney||5:00 AM|
|8 DEC, 2020||Third T20 International||Sydney Cricket Ground||1:40 PM|
|11 DEC, 2020||India A vs Australia A, 2nd practice match||Sydney Cricket Ground||9:30 AM|
|17 DEC, 2020||First test match||Adelaide oval||9:30 AM|
|26 DEC, 2020||Second test match||Melbourne Cricket Ground||5:00 AM|
|7 JAN, 2021||Third test match||Sydney Cricket Ground||5:00 AM|
|15 JAN, 2021||Fourth test match||The Gaba, Brisbane||5:30 AM|
Indian Test Team Virat Kohli (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Hanuma Vihari, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, KL Rahul, Riddhiman Saha, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav , Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Siraj.
Australian Test Team: Joe Burns, Will Pukowski, Steve Smith, David Warner, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschen, Michael Naser, Cameron Green, Tim Paine (Captain), Matthew Wade, Sean Abbott, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc , Michelle Swepson.
Australia-A Team Joe Burns, Marcus Harris, Nick Madison, Will Pukowski, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Michelle Marsh, Michelle Naser, Ashton Egger, Cameron Green, Will Sutherland, Alex Carrie, Tim Paine, Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Harry Conway, James Pattinson , Mark Steketee, Michelle Swepson.
India ODI Team: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Mayank Agarwal, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, KL Rahul, Sanju Samson, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jaspreet Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur. .
Australia ODI and T20 teams: Aaron Finch, Steve Smith, David Warner, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschen, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Egger, Cameron Green, Daniel Samms, Alex Carrie, Matthew Wade, Sean Abbott, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Andrew Tye, Mitchell Starc , Adam Zampa.
India T20 Team Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Ravindra Jadeja, KL Rahul, Sanju Samson, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jaspreet Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, T Natarajan.