Cricket Australia Sets Schedule with India and Afghanistan

Cricket Australia Sets Schedule with India and Afghanistan

Cricket Australia Sets Schedule with India and Afghanistan

Australia is getting ready to begin their scheduled Test matches against Afghanistan and India later this year. 

Cricket Australia plans to begin their Test summer a bit later this year. With that, the inaugural Test against Afghanistan will be held in Perth while Gabba will be the one to host the opening match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy which will be played against India. 

The test against Afghanistan is scheduled on November 21 to 25 as a day/night affair. The first Test to be played against India, however, is expected to be played on December 3 in Brisbane. The following games, however, are scheduled as follows. December 11-15 at the Adelaide Oval (2nd), December 26-30 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (3rd), and at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 3-7 (4th).  

With regards to defending the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, Indian captain Virat Kohli says, ‘Whether it is the Gabba or Perth, it doesn't matter to us. We have the skillsets as a team to compete against anyone in the world anywhere, whether it is white ball, pink ball or red ball. We are absolutely up for it’. 

Australian cricketers, however, also can’t wait to go to Gabba so that they can play well and win. They also treat the venue as a great venue where they can play and win lots of Test matches. To further understand this format of cricket, head over to Betwala. 

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