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Australian team arrives for four-Test series

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MUMBAI, Feb 13: The Australian cricket squad, led by Steve Smith, landed here today ahead of engaging hosts India in a four-Test series for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy commencing at Pune on February 23.

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 February 15.

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. � PTI

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Australian team arrives for four-Test series

MUMBAI, Feb 13: The Australian cricket squad, led by Steve Smith, landed here today ahead of engaging hosts India in a four-Test series for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy commencing at Pune on February 23.

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 February 15.

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. � PTI