Virat Kohli moved into Indian cricket team’s bio-secure bubble on Friday night and will reportedly take a couple of days off before shifting focus on the upcoming tour of Australia that starts later this month. “Kohli moved into the Team India bubble late last night after the game against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He is likely to take a day or two off and start preparing for the series in Australia,” news agency ANI quoted a source as saying. Earlier this month BCCI had announced three different squads for the tour of Australia, India’s first international assignment post the coronavirus outbreak. They will play three T20Is, as many ODIs and four Tests during the tour which will start from November 27.
The India contingent including the support staff will depart together in a chartered flight from Dubai once the IPL 2020 concludes. The Australian cricketers, part of the ongoing season, are expected to leave for home alongside India cricketers. The likes of Mayank Agarwal and all have already started preparing with Test specialists Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari once their respective campaigns ended in the ongoing IPL and as reported by ANI, the squad started preparations for the day-night Test against Australia in Adelaide from Friday evening with pink balls. Coming back to Friday night's action at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, SRH beat RCB by six wickets to set up a clash with Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 2 that will be played on Sunday. The winner takes on Mumbai Indians (MI) in the final on Tuesday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.