Before the announcement of the squads, Team India was faced with many injured players during the IPL 2020.
There were some players, whoes injury could impact the whole team. Rohit Sharma’s absence is a big loss for the Indian team feels Australia batsman David Warner. However, he asserted that the visitors are well equipped to have in-form replacements.
“He’s a big piece of their team they’re going to be missing, but they’ve got great in-form guys, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan and Mayank [Agarwal]. These guys played in the IPL, so you’ve got guys in good touch and great talent and depth in Indian cricket to take that position of Rohit,” ESPNcricinfo quoted David Warner as saying.
“He’s a big hole in their team up the top, but you’ve got guys who can replace him who are in form that will do a good enough job, if not better, as we saw in India,” he added.
Indian captain Virat Kohli will be playing just one Test against Australia and will then head back home after being granted paternity leave by the BCCI.
India and Australia will square off against each other in three ODIs, three T20Is, and four Tests. The tour will commence with the three-match ODI series, slated to begin in Sydney from November 27.
After the white-ball leg, both sides will shift their attention to the longest format of the game. The first Test between India and Australia will be a day-night contest at Adelaide Oval.
The four-match series will be a part of the World Test Championship (WTC). Australia are on top of the standing while India is at the second position after ICC altered the points system for WTC due to the coronavirus pandemic.