Team India will have a tough assignment ahead of them as Australia is visiting India for 4 Tests and 3 ODIs. The bilateral contest is expected to be a high-stake contest as both teams are likely to face each other in World Test Championship final, and a 50-over contest will provide a good opportunity to prepare for the upcoming 50-over World Cup.

Meanwhile, fresh reports coming from National Cricket Academy in Bangalore are likely to strengthen India’s chance in the white-ball series. According to reports, Sanju Samson has recovered from his knee injury and will be in the fray for a comeback in the Australia ODI series with Rishabh Pant out with torn ligament.

Meanwhile, the report has also informed that Jasprit Bumrah will take another month or so to be declared 100 percent fit.

“We expect him to be before the ODI series against Australia. But it will heavily depend on his progress. At present, he is not fit,” a senior BCCI official told InsideSport on Saturday. 

Earlier, Bumrah was expected to make a comeback during the ODI series against Sri Lanka but right before the series opener, he complained about a stiff back and pulled out of the squad. Selectors have not named him for the NZ and Australia (first 2-Test) series.

Sanju played the first T20I against Sri Lanka but hurt his knee while trying to take a catch. After missing both T20I and ODI series, Sanju is back at NCA after working with a personal physio in Kochi. The InsideSport has further claimed that a clear picture regarding Shreyas Iyer’s fitness will be out in a day or two.

"His recovery is going well. But whether he will be available for the first two Test is still not clear,” a senior BCCI official was quoted by InsideSport.