The Indian cricket team is currently in Australia for the impending India vs Australia 2020 series. The players arrived at Sydney on November 12 and began with their training sessions a few days later. Virat Kohli and co. are scheduled to play three ODIs, three T20Is and four Test matches from November 27 till January 19 next year.

According to sources close to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Indian pace spearheads Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami are unlikely to feature in all six of the upcoming limited-overs matches ‘Down Under’. The three-match ODI series will be played between November 27 and December 2 and they will be followed by a set of three T20I matches from December 4 and 8. Interestingly, a three-day tour match (December 6-8) between Australia A and India A will be coinciding with the final two T20Is.

The sources claim that the Indian team management will be looking to balance out the workload of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami. It is being said that the team’s priority is to make them fit and available for the upcoming four-match Test series, which is why they will be rotated throughout the preceding six limited-overs international matches. It is also likely that the two pacers will be made to skip the final two T20Is in order to play the tour match at the Drummoyne Oval on the same dates.