Kohli could miss second half of Australia tour: Here's why

Parth Dhall
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Kohli could miss second half of Australia tour: Here
Kohli could miss second half of Australia tour: Here

09 Nov 2020: Kohli could miss second half of Australia tour: Here's why

In what could be a huge blow for Team India, skipper Virat Kohli is likely to fly back midway through the Australian tour.

According to reports, the Indian captain will do so to attend the birth of his child.

It is understood that the BCCI will be requesting the authorities to relax the quarantine period for Kohli upon his return.

Here is more.

Fact: Anushka and Virat made the announcement in August

In August, Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli announced they are expecting their first child. The duo made the announcement through a picture posted on Instagram. In the picture, Anushka was seen flaunting her baby bump.

Fact: When they made it official

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Training : Team India to start training from November 13

It was recently reported that Team India is set to reach Australia on November 12 for the long tour.

With the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season ending on November 10 in UAE, the national team's players will travel straight to Australia.

Meanwhile, it has also been learned that the Indian players can train from November 13 itself in Sydney.

Bio-bubble: The tour will take place in a bio-bubble

There will be bio-bubble measures in place amid the COVID-19 pandemic for the upcoming tour.

Hence, the Indian cricketers will play intra-squad matches in order to acclimatize in Australia.

As per reports, Kohli had informed the board of his decision before the squad was picked.

Now, it remains to be seen if Kohli gets the allowance to move back into the bio-bubble.

Tour: The tour will commence on November 27

The tour will kick-off on November 27 with the ODI series, followed by matches on November 29 and December 2.

Meanwhile, the three T20Is will be held on December 4, 6, and 8.

The opening Test in Adelaide (Day/Night) will begin on December 17.

Besides, MCG (December 26-30), SCG (January 7-11), and Adelaide Oval (January 15-19) will host the next three Tests.

Schedule: Here is the full schedule

1st ODI: November 27, Sydney Cricket Ground

2nd ODI: November 29, Sydney Cricket Ground

3rd ODI: December 2, Manuka Oval

1st T20I: December 4, Manuka Oval

2nd T20I: December 6, Sydney Cricket Ground

3rd T20I: December 8, Sydney Cricket Ground

1st Test: December 17-21, Adelaide Oval (Day/Night)

2nd Test: December 26-30, MCG

3rd Test: January 7-11, SCG

4th Test: January 15-19, The Gabba