The long cricket program between India and Australia has now reached its last stop. Australia won the three-match one-day series 2–1, while Team India retaliated to win the T20 series 2–1. Now time is the traditional and longest format of the game, where both teams have to undergo a fire test. Especially after the first Test, the Indian team will have to overcome the challenges ahead without its captain Virat Kohli.
This test series is going to be special in many ways. The series is to be played under the ICC World Test Championship. The first Test match to be played in Adelaide from 17 December will be in the light of pink ball. Although both teams are playing test matches with pink ball, but for the first time they will face each other. The Indian team, which plays Day-Night against Bangladesh, will accept this challenge on foreign soil for the first time.
The second match of the series will entertain the world in the form of a historic Boxing-Day Test match. This test will be played from 26 December to 30 December at the Melbourne Cricket Ground i.e. MCG. David Warner, who has been ruled out of the first Test due to injury, will be praying to get fit this season. India will also have to play this match with the new captain, as Virat Kohli will have returned home after the first Test in paternity leave.
The cricket caravan will again reach Sydney. In the SCG hosting two One-Day and two T20s, India will play the first Test of 2021 and the third Test of the series. The match will be played from January 7 to January 11 and the fourth and final Test at the new venue, Brisbane’s Gaba, from January 15 to January 19, followed by the end of India’s tour of Australia.