With the tour of Australia set to end tomorrow following the last day of the fourth Test in Brisbane, India‘s focus will shift to the home series against England which will begin from February. India will play 4 Tests, 5 ODIs and 3 T20Is. There will only be three venues for the same due to the COVID-19 pandemic and bio-bubble restrictions.
The first two Tests will be held in Chennai while the final two Tests and all 5 ODIs will be held in Ahmedabad. The three T20Is will be held in Pune. The Test series will be crucial in deciding the World Test Championship standings as it is India’s last series before the final in mid-June which will play at the Lord’s Cricket Stadium in England.
New selection committee to meet tomorrow
The BCCI’s newly formed selection committee headed by Chetan Sharma is set to meet tomorrow, according to Cricbuzz in order to decide on the squad for the first two Tests in Chennai. It has been understood that Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri will also attend the meeting through a video call.
The selectors’ jobs should be straightforward as India are in top form at the moment. However, a plethora of players have suffered injuries and it will have to seen to it that such injuries aren’t aggravated. This is especially because there is a packed calendar ahead with very little breaks in between series, tournaments and World Cups.
The meeting has been scheduled for 5 PM IST tomorrow and it remains to be seen if the squad will be announced immediately following the meeting.