Cricket Australia will confirm their 2020-21 summer schedule on Friday, with India’s highly anticipated tour Down Under set to start on 3 December at the Gabba.
The Australians will be hoping to reclaim the Border-Gavaskar trophy in a four-Test series after slumping to defeat on home soil in 2018-19, in what was a historic victory for Indian cricket.
But, two years on Australia are the No 1 ranked team in the world in red-ball cricket and with David Warner and Steve Smith back in the frame, the series is set to provide a lot of fireworks.
Australia have began loosening restrictions on their lockdown measures in a bid of completing a busy summer of cricket, which will also feature the T20 World Cup and a historic day-night Test against Afghanistan in Perth.
Whether fans will be permitted at the stadiums remains to be seen, with the original indication by Cricket Australia stating that travelling fans could be a risk as a significant number for the World Cup and Indian tour is expected.
Following the first Test in Brisbane, Australia and India will move to the Adelaide Oval for another day-night clash before the traditional Boxing Day and New Years Tests at the MCG and SCG to complete the series.
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