Tim Paine Stated: Cricket-Australia’s IPL stars to be short of red-ball practice before India

Captain Tim Paine said on Tuesday that many of Australia’s most valuable Test players, including Steve Smith and Pat Cummins, are ready to go head to head against India without playing in the Sheffield Shield league.

Steve Smith, Pat Cummins, opener David Warner and Josh Hazlewood and James Pattinson are playing in the IPL, The scheduled are arranged until the end of this season until on 10th November 2020.

The first four-games slot of Australia’s domestic Sheffield Shield begins this weekend, with the slot’s final match between New South Wales and Victoria beginning on 17 November 2020.

A 14-day quarantine is extremely crucial for international arrivals to prevent the chances of getting infected by the outbreak. Tasmania‘s captain said to the reporters in Hobart on Tuesday that he wouldn’t have believed that there is a restriction on coming back to the country.”

Tim Paine Stated: Cricket-Australia's IPL stars to be short of red-ball practice before India
Tim Paine Stated: Cricket-Australia’s IPL stars to be short of red-ball practice before India

Paine said there would not be enough time for IPL players to play Sheffield Shield cricket before the first Test in India at Gabba, which was prepared in early December. Even though the Australians have not prepared for the test series against India, skipper Tim Paine is not worried about it.

These are those guys who have been added from the white ball to red ball, to 2020 cricket from Test cricket, within days.

Australia scheduled to play a one-off test game against Afghanistan in Perth before the test series with India In the moth of November. However, Australia vs Afghanistan match was deferred to last month.

The series against India will begin on 3rd December which includes 4 Test matches and 3 ODI matches.

All 4 test matches will end on the 7th of January 2021. After that from 12th January 2021, the ODI matches will begin and will continue till 20th January 2021. There might be further changes in the scheduled matches due to a pandemic situation.

Wicketkeeper Tim Paine will guide Tasmania against Queensland in its first Sheffield Shield match in this weekend and said that there was no plan to reduce the burden of their work behind the stump, after recovering from injury. Tim Paine told me that as much as I do, my body seems to feel better.

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