The Indian cricket team has already lost four ODIs on a trot on this Australian tour © Getty Images
The Indian cricket team has already lost four ODIs on a trot on this Australian tour © Getty Images

The Indian cricket team was on Friday deprived of some valuable training ahead of their fifth and final One-Day International (ODI), to be played at Sydney against Australia on January 23. The training session was cancelled due to wet ground conditions, and there was no update whether the team will have another training session ahead of the final ODI at Sydney. India have already lost the five-match series 0-4 as despite their batsmen pushing really hard for challenging totals, the bowlers have failed to make most of the opportunity. India lost the first ODI by five wickets at Perth, the second by seven wickets at Brisbane, the third by three wickets at Melbourne and the fourth by 25 runs at Canberra.  Full Cricket Scorecard: India vs Australia 2015-16, 5th ODI at Sydney

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) informed in an email, “Indian Cricket Team’s practice session at the SCG on Friday, 22nd January 2016 stands cancelled due to wet ground conditions.” ALSO READ: India vs Australia 2015-16, 4th ODI at Canberra: India prove they don’t learn from mistakes

India and Australia will now be involved in a three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series, which begins on the iconic day of January 26. While India celebrate their Republic Day on January 26, the hosts celebrate the Australia Day. The first T20I will be played on January 26, the second will be played on January 29 and the third and final will be on January 31. ALSO READ: Suresh Raina should make a comeback for Team India!

India will then head back home for a three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka. The matches will be played on February 9, 12 and 14 at Pune, New Delhi and Visakhapatnam respectively. The Australians on the other hand will head to New Zealand for a three-Test series,  and they will also play limited-overs matches on their tour.