Australia has finished their home season on a high with a win in the one day and test series against Pakistan. The side is all set to tour India to play four test match series starting from 23rd February. The sides will play for the coveted Border-Gavaskar Trophy as Australia are current holders of the trophy after winning in Australia against India in 2014.
Australian Captain Steven Smith will be keen to end the side’s hoodoo of late in the subcontinent after losing nine straight games including recent 3-0 whitewash in Sri Lanka. Smith will need to step up a gear with the bat to run India close in the series. David Warner is also in top-form and will need to improve his performances on Asian surfaces to see side put up a fight to an Indian side that is in red-hot form with unbeaten 19 match streak under their belt.
Here is full schedule for the Border Gavaskar Trophy as Australia take on India in India in a four match series.
Australia Vs India Schedule
1st Test – Australia vs India
Thursday, February 23, 2016 at 04:00 GMT
2nd Test – Australia vs India
Saturday, March 4, 2016 at 04:00 GMT
3rd Test – Australia vs India
Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 04:00 GMT
4th Test – Australia vs India
Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 04:00 GMT
Virat Kohli will be keen to end India’s home season on a high after brushing aide sides like New Zealand and England comfortably. Kohli has been in scintillating form as he amassed over 700 runs against England to see India hammer the visitors 4-0 in five-match test series. Ravichandran Ashwin is also at peak of his career as he raced to 250 wickets in test cricket in least number of matches and keeps taking heaps of wickets. He has really settled into a nice groove and rhythm since last couple of years and it has paid off with consistent wickets with ball in hand. Ravendra Jadeja is also not far behind and has been a match-winner with the ball alongside Ravi Ashwin.
The Indian batting lineup has a plethora of talent with Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Ajinkya Rahane who are capable of scoring big runs in the format. The batting has done reasonably well as top four batsmen has scored big tons in the home games against New Zealand and England and kept chipping in with runs on a consistent basis.
Will Kohli’s men will able to easily brush Australia aside or we might see a typical Australian fightback that has seen them producing special out of nothing in tough situations.It will be exciting battle between the top test sides in world cricket.