Aussies Will Practice in Dubai For The India Series
By MEHER ONISA : 03-Jan-2017
It has been more than a decade for the Australian cricket team who have not won a Test in India ever since 2004. The world of cricket has witnessed Australia's 2013 Test Series in India where they had tasted the dust while losing all of the four.
Pat Howard, Australia's high performance General Manager said in the media conference that Australia will set off to Dubai to practice for Indian Test series while taking advantage of the toughest of the pitches in the region.
Dubai's state-of-the-art International Cricket Council (ICC) Academy has been chosen for their core training curriculum as it has two floodlit oval grounds, spin pitches and more than 30 grass pitches build on different soils.
England had undergone similar grooming in the Gulf state in order to meet with the landmark 2-1 series win in India in 2012.
The West Indies also resorted to the Dubai Academy for winning their World Twenty20 championship in India last year.
The Kiwi team will play two highly competitive intra-squad matches with the young players from the Pakistan Super League T20.
The first Test is scheduled to commence in Pune on February 23 this year.