It will not be until the series officially gets under-way until one knows what effect the quarantine will have had on team India. But if the Australian cricket fraternity is to be believed, India have much going their way even before setting foot on the field.
India will be ensconced in the same hotel environs, practising and in quarantine together after having landed in Australia straight after IPL 2020. The conjecture is that while Australian cricketers have a limited window between completing their quarantine rules upon their return before the first match, the host team might have less chance of bonding.
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