The Australian selectors have just announced their squad for the four-Test series against India starting December 17. The 17-man squad includes senior cricketers as well as young fast bowler Cameron Green, who has excelled in domestic cricket, and batsman Will. The IPL 2020 season in the UAE will end on Tuesday. From there, the Indian cricketers will leave for Australia on a chartered flight to the UAE on Thursday.
Australia’s Test squad is: Tim Payne (captain), David Warner, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Starc, Sean Abbott, Joe Burns, Pat Cummins, Kedameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marcus Labushen, Nathan Lyon, Michael Knys. Pattinson, Will, Michelle Sweepen
India Test squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shah, KL Rahul, Chateshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Shubhman Gill, Saha (wicket-keeper), Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Jaspreet Buma , Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammad Siraj, Rohit Sharma
Test series schedule
1. First Test match from December 17 – Adelaide Oval (2:00 PM) – Day / Night Test
2. Second Test from December 26 – Melbourne (4:30 AM)
3. Third Test from January 7 – Sydney (4:30 AM)
4. Fourth Test match from January 15- Gabba (5:30 AM)