India will tour Australia in December 2020
India’s cricket chief Sourav Ganguly said Saturday that India will tour Australia in December 2020, but asked for a shorter quarantine period for the players. Australia has controlled the spread of the coronavirus, except for Melbourne, its second-largest city, which has seen a recent increase in cases.
“Now, now, we have confirmed that tour. In December we will be arriving. We only hope that the number of quarantine days will be reduced a bit, Ganguly told India Today television channel.
“Because we don’t want players to go that far and sit in hotel rooms for two weeks. It is very, very depressing and disappointing. “
“And, as I said, Australia and New Zealand have been in a good position, except Melbourne. So from that point of view, we will go there and hope that the quarantine days will be less and we can go back to cricket. ”
Sourav Ganguly predicts a very difficult series
By Friday, Australia, a nation of 25 million, had recorded more than 9,000 cases of COVID-19, 106 of them fatal. The West Indies squadron spent 14 days in quarantine after landing in England on June 9 for the three-test tour, which began on July 8, marking the return of international cricket. Virat Kohli’s India is scheduled to tour Australia for four test matches in December-January. India won a series of four tests in Australia 2-1 in 2018-19.
“It will be a difficult series. It will not be what it was two years ago. It will be a strong Australia, but our team is just as good, ” said Ganguly.
We have the batting, we have the bowling. We just need to hit better. You know the best batting team abroad well. When we were so successful in England, in Australia, in Pakistan, we had 400-500-600 in test matches. I also told Virat. But Australia did not have top hitters David Warner and Steve Smith, who missed the series due to their ball manipulation bans.
Ganguly backed his side to win under Kohli’s leadership.
“As you are Virat Kohli, your standards are high. When you go out to play, when you go out with your team, I, watching television, I don’t expect you to play well against Australia. I hope you win, ” said the former captain of India.
“Then you have to live up to the standards. For his captaincy mandate, this will be a series of milestones, more than the World Cup. “
Meanwhile, the Indian Premier League is still looking for a window this season, and Ganguly said he doesn’t want 2020 to “end without the IPL.”