Brisbane: Virat Kohli-led Team India will kick off their Australia tour when the two teams lock horns at the Gabba here on Wednesday for the first of the three T20Is.
After having had mixed results in South Africa and England earlier this year, the Ravi Shastri-coached team will hope for a perfect run in the long tour, as the teams prepare for next year’s ICC Cricket World Cup in England.
The T20Is will be followed by four Tests and three ODIs, with the tour concluding on January 18.
While MS Dhoni has made way for young Rishabh Pant in the T20 series, the 37-year-old will make a return to the field during the ODI series.
Meanwhile, Australia will be without the services of Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft due to their ball tampering ban in March this year.
Here are the fixtures and match timings of every game ahead of the curtain-raiser.
India squad for Australia T20Is: Virat Kohli(Captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Krunal Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, K Khaleel Ahmed, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav.
India squad for Australia Tests: Virat Kohli(Captain), Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Parthiv Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami Jasprit Bumrah.
Australia squad for India T20s: Aaron Finch(Captain), Alex Carey, Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa, D Arcy Short, Ben McDermott.
Where to watch the matches live?
Live telecast: The matches can be seen live on Sony Six (English commentary) and Sony Ten 3 (Hindi commentary).
Live streaming: It can also be streamed live on Sony LIV, the digital platform on the internet....