Indian squad lands Down Under

India's tour of Australia begins on November 21, with the first T20 match being played in Brisbane.

Virat Kohli poses with a few fans after landing in Brisbane today.   -  Twitter/BCCI

The Indian team touched down in Brisbane today ahead of the three-match Twenty20 International series starting Wednesday.

The second and third T20Is will be played on Friday and Sunday, followed by four Tests and three One-Day Internationals.

 

This will be India's penultimate overseas tour before the 2019 World Cup and head coach Ravi Shastri, speaking at the press conference ahead of the series, said that the "chopping and changing period is over".

“We will try and play close to those 15 that will go to the World Cup," he said.

 

While the bowlers did well in the last two away tours (England and South Africa), skipper Virat Kohli said that the team has room for improvement — especially the batsmen.

"We understand what we need to work on so it is up to the individuals to take ownership of that,” he said.

 

 

Indian squad for the Test series: Virat Kohli (C), M Vijay, KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Parthiv Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Ravi Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Indian squad for the Twenty20 series: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed

 

India's tour of Australia — Full schedule

Twenty20 Series

  • 1st T20: 21 November
    Time: 1.20 PM IST
    Venue: The Gabba, Brisbane
  • 2nd T20: 23 November
    Time: 1.20 PM IST
    Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
  • 3rd T20: 25 November
    Time: 1.20 PM IST
    Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

Test Series

  • 1st Test: 6 -10 December
    Time: 5.30 am IST
    Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
  • 2nd Test: 14 -18 December
    Time: 7.50 am IST
    Venue: Perth Stadium, Perth
  • 3rd Test: 26 - 30 December
    Time: 5.00 am IST
    Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
  • 4th Test: 3 - 7 January
    Time: 5.00 am IST
    Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

ODI Series

  • 1st ODI: 12 January
    Time: 8.50 am IST
    Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
  • 2nd ODI: 15 January
    Time: 8.50 am IST
    Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
  • 3rd ODI: 18 January
    Time: 8.50 am IST
    Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne