Team India is already under training for Australia in Sydney ahead of the three-match ODI series starting on 27 November. Both teams will play the Horns in three T20Is as well as limited overs matches to be played in Sydney and Canberra. The four-match Test series will begin on 17 December in Adelaide, which is currently running in South Australia due to a spike in COVID-19 cases.
Cricket Australia (CA) has already taken steps to ensure that the series is not in danger. Board airlifted its Test bound players including captain Tim pen From South Australia. Some players are still in quarantine after returning from UAE after playing in the Indian Premier League. It all began on 16 November in South Australia with the detection of 18 new cases of COVID-19, which rang alarm bells.
Currently, there are 34 active cases in the state and to ensure that the numbers are reduced, the government has implemented a strict lockdown for six days starting from 18 November. In addition, CricTracker understands that Adelaide will host the D / N Test starting in December. 17 only if there is a decrease in cases in the state. If the number of COVID cases decreases, all lockdown measures will be taken a few days before the first test.
Indian players were not allowed to meet in hotels in Sydney
Meanwhile, Team India is training at the SCG during its quarantine period, but the players are banned from not meeting each other at the hotel. There is nothing to worry about people in Sydney as there is no local anymore COVID-19 Cases. If we look at the data till November 18, there are currently five foreign cases. Officials are taking only precaution regarding banning players from meeting in hotels.
The Indian team is currently staying next to the hotel in Sydney Olympic Park where the women Big Bash League (WBBL) players are housed. Interestingly, Dramoyne Oval in Sydney and SCG will also have spectators playing two practice matches before the Test series. Currently, the only concern for CA will be the cases in South Australia and they will be hoping to improve the situation to proceed to the D / N Test in Adelaide.