Though
the
squads
for
the
full-fledged
tour
are
yet
to
announced,
around
30
cricketers
have
been
asked
to
reach
Bengaluru
by
Tuesday
evening.
The
players
will
start
training
after
a
six-day
quarantine.

The
players
currently
competing
in
the
Hundred

Harmanpreet
Kaur,
Smriti
Mandhana,
Jemimah
Rodrigues,
Deepti
Sharma,
and
Shafali
Verma

have
been
asked
to
join
the
national
team
in
Bengaluru
no
later
than
August
22
as
they
too
will
have
to
undergo
a
six-day
quarantine
before
the
squad
leaves
for
Australia
at
the
end
of
the
month.
The
Hundred
runs
till
August
21.

The
players
will
ha
ve
to
undergo
a
14-day
quarantine
upon
arrival
in
Australia
before
they
take
on
the
hosts
in
first
ODI
scheduled
in
Sydney.
In
total,
India
play
three
ODIs,
a
day
night
Test
and
three
T20s
Down
Under.

“The
first
week
in
Australia
will
be
hard
quarantine.
After
that,
the
team
is
likely
to
be
given
permission
to
train
for
the
next
seven
days
as
they
complete
their
quarantine,”
a
BCCI
official
told
PTI.

After
the
tour
of
England,
it
is
another
important
tour
for
India
as
they
build
on
their
ODI
World
Cup
preparations
in
New
Zealand
early
next
year.
Playing
a
pink
ball
Test
at
the
WACA
in
Perth
will
be
the
biggest
challenge
of
the
tour
for
the
team
considering
the
women
don’t
even
play
red
ball
cricket
in
domestic
cricket.

However,
India
staged
a
brilliant
comeback
to
draw
the
one-off
Test
in
England,
there
first
red
ball
game
in
almost
seven
years.
The
hosts
went
on
to
beat
India
in
both
ODI
and
T20
series.

BCCI
Apex
Council
member
Shantha
Rangaswamy
had
written
to
the
office-bearers
to
stage
a
domestic
pink
ball
event
before
the
players
depart
for
Australia
but
that
didn’t
happen.

As
the
England
series
showed,
work
needs
to
be
done
in
all
departments,
especially
the
middle-order
batting
and
pace
department.
The
players
are
expected
to
practise
with
the
pink-ball
during
the
training
camp.



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