The Virat Kohli-captained Indian cricket contingent arrived on Thursday for a 69-day all-format tour of Australia beginning November 27. But Rohit Sharma, who was added to the Test squad later, has stayed back in India and will join the team later.
Sharma has returned to India from the United Arab Emirates for rehabilitation to his hamstring injury, after captaining Mumbai Indians to their fifth Indian Premier League (IPL) crown.
The Indian players have been allowed to travel with their families.
Along with the Indian contingent, the Australian players who were part of the IPL, including Steve Smith, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Marcus Stoinis, Josh Hazlewood, and James Pattinson, also reached the city, travelling in the same flight.
Source: SIFY with Agency Inputs