Australia vs India: One stop shop for the schedule and where you can watch them
The series gets underway on November 21 with a T20I.
Updated - Oct 28, 2018 12:08 pm
Team India’s final overseas assignment for this year is less than a month away, and their opponents are none other than the mighty Australians. Virat Kohli and Co. will have one last opportunity this season to improve their away record, after suffering two Test series losses against South Africa and England, the latter being the more humiliating one.
However, they had a lot of positives to take from the England series in particular. Their fast bowlers were extremely impressive and as a unit were more destructive than the English seamers. Skipper Virat Kohli has been in prolific form as well and has been scoring runs for fun. With Steve Smith and David Warner missing from the national side, this is perhaps the best opportunity for the Indians to clinch a Test series Down Under.
India will begin their lengthy tour of Australia on November 21, 2018, which comprises three T20Is, four Tests and three ODIs. The series kicks off at The Gabba in Brisbane with a T20I, while the first Test is scheduled to begin on December 6 at the Adelaide Oval. The Test series will be followed by the first ODI hosted by the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground on January 12, 2019.
The biggest rivalry of the modern-day game
An India-Australia series always makes for high-octane cricket and has given rise to some great cricketing rivalries. It can also wade into controversies as has been the case on several prior occasions. But the viewer can be assured of a great contest between bat and ball. It can also be said that the two teams form the biggest rivalry of the modern-day game.
The Indian selectors have nevertheless taken some brave decision ahead of the tour, dropping veteran MS Dhoni from the T20I series against Australia. They’ve handed wicketkeeping duties to young Rishabh Pant. Meanwhile, in the Test squad, Rohit Sharma makes a comeback along with senior opener Murali Vijay and backup wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel.
Matches during India’s tour of Australia will be broadcast live and exclusive by Sony Pictures Network India (SPNI) in India, who are the official media rights holder of Cricket Australia for the Indian subcontinent. Fans can catch all the live action from the series on Sony’s sports cluster channels and its OTT platform SonyLIV.