Adelaide, Dec 1: The Indian team has decided to remain here instead of travelling to Brisbane, further indicating that the Adelaide Test appears likely to become the first match of the India-Australia series.
"The Indian side will remain in Adelaide until details for the first Test have been confirmed," Cricket Australia said in a tweet. (1st Test postponed)
According to reports in the Australian media, the Brisbane Test could possibly be shifted to January. But CA is yet to announce its rescheduling plans after postponing the Gabba Test, originally slated to start on Thursday, as cricketers continue to mourn the death of Hughes.
Hughes funeral will be held in his home town of Macksville on Wednesday, a day before the first Test was scheduled. The CA, however, decided to postpone the Gabba Test to give the Australian cricketers more time to grieve their teammates untimely death. (Cricketers who died due to on-field injuries)
The reports also said that the Brisbane Test could be cancelled entirely, but both the CA and the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) are trying hard to squeeze out a possible time after the Sydney Test, which finishes on January 7, ahead of the ODI tri-series involving India and England.
India and England are listed to play a one-day warm-up match in Sydney on January 12 and the ODIs are scheduled to begin on January 16. (Hughes funeral on December 3)
Adelaide Oval would be a fitting venue for the first match of the India-Australia series, given the fact that it was his Hughes adopted home ground for the past two summers.