Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari to join squad in UAE ahead of Australia tour

By: PTI |

October 25, 2020 3:18:48 pm

Cheteshwar Pujara with Hanuma Vihari. (Source: AP)

With the Indian staff help workers for firm, Test specialists Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari are leaving for Dubai on Sunday to join relaxation of the squad members for the tour of Australia.

Head coach Ravi Shastri is predicted to join the others on Monday, in accordance to a report in ESPNCricinfo.

Apart from Pujara and Vihari, batting coach Vikram Rathour, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar will probably be travelling alongside the duo earlier than the tour of Australia.

On reaching UAE, the group may have to comply with the identical commonplace working procedures put in place by the BCCI for the IPL, together with a six-day quarantine in Dubai and COVID-19 assessments at common intervals.

However, the group received’t be an element of the IPL bio-bubble and will probably be staying individually.

Sydney and Canberra are set to host the white-ball leg of India’s tour of Australia after the New South Wales authorities allowed the visiting staff to prepare throughout its necessary quarantine upon arrival.

India are scheduled to play three T20s, three ODIs, and 4 Tests in Australia.

The squads for the tour are but to be introduced by the Indian selectors.

“It is understood that the selectors did not want to finalise the squads without a final approval from the BCCI to the CA schedule,” the report acknowledged.

“The selectors, though, are understood to have already had informal discussions and are expected to meet early next week to finalise the three squads,” it added.

Pujara and Vihari are the one two first-choice Test specialists who aren’t collaborating in the continued Indian Premier League in UAE. The duo will join the remaining of the Indian gamers chosen to journey to Australia.

India will probably be travelling to Australia with a jumbo squad comprising 30 taking part in members throughout codecs contemplating that the sequence will probably be performed in a bio-bubble amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The IPL concludes on November 10.

The Indian staff was initially supposed to land in Brisbane however the Queensland state well being authorities didn’t loosen up their 14-day quarantine rule to permit Virat Kohli and Co to prepare throughout that interval.

Cricket Australia is predicted to announce the whole schedule after getting it accredited by the BCCI.

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