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A start time for that clash is yet to be confirmed, with Indian officials reportedly reluctant to agree to a day-night Test.

Adelaide has hosted D/N Tests in the last three years against New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan and England.

India will begin their Australia tour with a three-match T20 series from November 21 to 25, and then play four Tests in Adelaide (December 6-10), Perth (December 14-18), Melbourne (December 26-30) and Sydney (January 3-7).

Talking about the structural changes in the global season in Australia this time around, Sutherland added: "Our men's worldwide season structure changes slightly this summer, with one-day and T20 global matches against South Africa and India in November".

It was in 2016 when BCCI tinkered the format of the tournament and organized the tournament with a pink ball, in hopes of Indian cricket team playing with pink ball soon.

It is learnt that the team believe this would be India's best opportunity to bag their first-ever Test series win in Australia; especially against a depleted Australian team sans Steve Smith and David Warner.

New stadiums in Perth and Adelaide have leapfrogged the outdated Gabba, where Australia has traditionally played the first test of each summer and not lost since 1988.

Also, the team management has set its sights on the next year's World Cup and doesn't want to go into any sort of experiment before the quadrennial showpiece.


India will most likely not play a day-night Test during their 2018-19 tour of Australia.

However, CA chief executive James Sutherland told journalists in Australia that their attempts to convince the BCCI are still on.

After the Test series, India will remain in Australia for three ODIs at the SCG, Adelaide Oval, and the MCG.

The schedule, which will see test cricket played in February for the first time in over 20 years, has been structured to avoid clashing with the domestic "Big Bash" T20 competition, which has proved a bigger drawcard for local fans than some test matches in recent seasons.

Canberra's Manuka Oval will host its maiden Test when Australia round out their home summer of cricket in game two against Sri Lanka from February 1.

I hope so. Of the top eight or nine teams, it's only Bangladesh and India that haven't committed and I've always said it is part of the future of Test cricket.

The move is being seen as a further slide down Australia's cricket stadium.


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