India vs Australia: Steve Smith-led visitors arrive in Mumbai ahead of Test series

PTI, Feb, 13 2017

Mumbai: The Australian cricket squad, led by Steve Smith, landed in Mumbai on Monday ahead of engaging hosts India in a four-Test series for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy commencing at Pune on 23 February.

Australian captain Steve Smith arrived with his team in Mumbai on Monday. PTI

Australian captain Steve Smith arrived with his team in Mumbai on Monday. PTI

The Aussies reached this metropolis from Dubai where they had a training camp and drove down to a South Mumbai hotel where they will stay till they depart for Pune after playing a warm-up game against India A at the Cricket Club of India's Brabourne Stadium.

The team is scheduled to have its first practice session at the Stadium on 15 February.

Australia are touring India for a full Test series for the first time since they were blanked 4-0 by the hosts in the 2012-13 season.

Australia later defeated India 2-0 in a four-Test rubber played Down Under in the 2014-15 season.

Australia squad: Steve Smith (Capt), David Warner, Matthew Renshaw, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade (WK), Steve O'Keefe, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Ashton Agar, Usman Khawaja, Jackson Bird, Mitchell Swepson, Glenn Maxwell.

Tour schedule:

Feb 17-19: Practice match v India A in CCI, Mumbai

Feb 23-27: 1st Test, Pune

March 4-8: 2nd Test, Bengaluru

March 16-20: 3rd Test, Ranchi

March 25-29: 4th and final Test, Dharamshala.

Published Date: Feb 13, 2017 | Updated Date: Feb 13, 2017

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4717 115
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115