Boxing Day Test crowd confirmed for India-Australia mega clash

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Also, in Rohit Sharma's absence, Mayank Agarwal has found a spot in both the ODI and the T20I squads. In a courageous move, the selectors have included Tamil Nadu's "mystery spinner" Varun Chakravarthy, who took a fifer on Saturday against Delhi Capitals for the Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday, in the T20 side.

Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul (vice-captain & wicket-keeper), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur. Rohit still needs to clear a fitness test conducted by his IPL team physio to make it to the squads but given that he has started batting, the injury does not look that serious and thus BCCI's decision to leave him out was surprising. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Siraj. The Test series will be a part of the World Test Championship.

The four-match series is scheduled to wind up at the Gabba, a fortress for Australia who have not lost at the venue since 1988, a streak that stretches 31 matches.

Cricket Australia has confirmed the full schedule of India's upcoming tour Down Under. While there hasn't been any official announcement from MI, Sharma not featuring in the Indian team across formats gives signs of a serious injury. He has also played 32 ODIs and 41 T20Is in which he has scored 1239 and 1461 runs respectively.

Notably, Team India has been permitted by the New South Wales (NSW) government to train in groups during their quarantine, with no restrictions on the size of squad.

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Ishant was ruled out of remainder of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) in the United Arab Emirates after suffering an abdominal muscle tear earlier in the tournament.

Cricket Australia recently appointed its first mental health and wellbeing officer and there has been increased emphasis on the issue as players deal with being in bio-secure hubs during the coronavirus pandemic.

The first ball is less than a month away, with Sydney hosting the first One Day International on November 27.

"We can't wait to host one of the world's best teams for a terrific summer of cricket with the SCG ready to host the third test in January".

It is undoubtedly a big day for the 29-year-old Chennai-based architect Varun, who has played 21 representative matches at the senior level, including 11 T20 games - all at the IPL.

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