DUBAI: India captain Virat Kohli will return to India after the first Test against Australia in Adelaide, the BCCI confirmed.
“At the selection committee meeting held on October 26…Kohli informed us about his plans to return to India. We have granted paternity leave to the Indian captain,” the BCCI said.
The first Test is scheduled to take place from December 17-21.
India will play 3 ODIs, 3 T20Is, 2 practice matches and 4 Test matches in a tour that will go on for over a month and a half. The first ODI will be played on November 27th.
This is India’s first series since international cricket was halted due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Kohli and his wife, Hindi film actor Anushka Sharma, had announced their pregnancy in August earlier this year with respective social media posts.