One of the invaders, carrying a placard denouncing India's Adani Group's coal project in Australia, reached close to the pitch just before pacer Navdeep Saini was getting ready to bowl the sixth over of the home team's innings.
As many teams have taken a knee before their respective games, the Australian cricket team will participate in barefoot circle ceremonies before all international matches this summer.
Natarajan, who has played 15 List A matches so far, was initially a net bowler accompanying the Indian team and then made it to the T20 squad after Varun Chakravarthy pulled out and now is a part of ODI squad.
Around midnight, the BCCI issued a short injury update of the two senior players after a fiery online media interaction by captain Virat Kohli, who made his displeasure clear about lack of communication and clarity on the whole issue.
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Kohli was forthright in stating that Rohit and Ishant Sharma should have travelled with the Indian team to Australia after IPL, like Wriddhiman Saha did and continued their rehab with the team.
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A livid Virat Kohli said the decision is "surprising" and "difficult" to comprehend.
Rohit Sharma will miss the white ball leg of the Australia tour while Virat Kohli will miss three Test.
Sreesanth will return to competitive cricket with a local T20 tournament organised by the Kerala Cricket Association, his first after completing seven year ban on charges of match fixing.
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India's much-anticipated tour of Australia begins on Friday with the first ODI at the Sydney Cricket Ground in front of limited crowd amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The global health crisis fractured the buildup to the three Twenty20, two-test series for both sides, with some players only released from isolation on Thursday after returning from the rearranged Indian Premier League.
The in-form Mayank Agarwal is likely to open with Shikhar Dhawan in Rohit's absence in the ODI series beginning Friday.
All six members of the squad will be moved to the quarantine arm of a managed isolation facility. Pakistan are here for three T20 Internationals and two Tests. The series begins December 18 in Auckland.
The absence of an injured Rohit Sharma will certainly leave a gaping hole at the top of the order, something that skipper Virat Kohli wouldn't have fancied at the onset of a gruelling two-month tour.
Rahul has now pipped specialist wicketkeepers Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson as the no.1 glovesman in the limited overs format. Three ICC events -- two back-to-back T20 World Cups followed by the marquee ODI World Cup -- are scheduled in the next three years.
Sourav Ganguly believes Rishabh Pant and Wriddhiman Saha are the two best wicketkeeper-batsman in the country currently.
Ajinkya Rahane found a way to stay connected to the game even while being locked in his room.
MS Dhoni has decent showings in the shorter formats in Australia, but has fared badly as Test skipper. Virat Kohli, on the other hand, has taken the Aussie bull by the horns Down Under.
The 'Big Three' was a concept where India, Australia and England were supposed to earn the lion's share of the global body's revenue.
The Australian white-ball squad is currently stationed at two different places. One group is training under the watchful eyes of head coach Justin Langer at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Rahkeem Cornwall continues to be a valuable asset for the West Indies, but questions about his 'fitness' and 'technique' continue to be thrown at him.
Sourav Ganguly said that he underwent as many as 22 COVID-19 tests in the past four and a half months in order to carry out his professional duties during the coronavirus pandemic.
The 'Men in Blue' are scheduled to tour South Africa thrice in this period. The first of these tours, comprising three Tests and as many T20Is, will commence in 2021-22.