Hindu – Cricket Australia has responded positively to India coach Ravi Shastri’s request for more warm-up matches ahead of their Test series Down Under later this year.

Summary

  • Cricket Australia has responded positively to India coach Ravi Shastri’s request for more warm-up matches ahead of their Test series Down Under later this year.
  • India only had one practice match ahead of its recent Test series against England — which it lost 4-1 — Shastri believes his side would be better prepared to tackle Australia if more red-ball cricket was scheduled prior to the first Test starting in Adelaide on December 6.
  • Australia and India are scheduled to play three T20 matches prior to the Adelaide Test and Shastri said India had “requested a couple of (warm-up) games in Australia before the Test series commenced“.
  • India is slated to tour Australia for three T20 internationals, four Test matches and three ODIs from November 21 to January 18.
  • India was beaten 2-0 in the four-Test series on its last tour of Australia in 2014-15.


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