India captain Virat Kohli will miss three of the 4 Tests on this winter’s tour of Australia to be on the start of his first youngster.
The 32-year-old, one of many world’s main batsmen, will return house after the primary Test beginning on 17 December.
His spouse, actress Anushka Sharma, is because of give start in January.
Anyone arriving in Australia should quarantine for 14 days, making it impractical for Kohli to rejoin the squad.
The second Test in Melbourne begins on 26 December, adopted by the third in Sydney from 7 January, earlier than the ultimate Test in Brisbane on 15 January.
Kohli will play within the three Twenty20s and three one-day internationals that precede the Test collection.
England captain Joe Root missed the primary Test towards West Indies in July when he left the bio-secure bubble to attend the start of his second youngster.
Kohli has captained in 55 Tests, 5 in need of MS Dhoni’s India file, and is second within the International Cricket Council’s Test batting rankings.
He led India to a first Test collection victory in Australia in 2019.
Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane will lead India in Kohli’s absence.
Batsman Rohit Sharma has been added to the Test squad, having initially been omitted due to a hamstring harm.
Meanwhile, wicketkeeper Sanju Samson has been added to the ODI squad, whereas spinner Varun Chakravarthy has been dominated out of the T20 collection and is changed by T Natarajan.