The BCCI on Monday announced the Indian squads for the Australia tour, (4 tests, 3 ODI’s and 3 T-20 internationals.)
Star Indian opener and vice captain Rohit Sharma, who is currently battling a hamstring injury, doesn’t feature in any of the three squads.
Veteran fast bowler Ishant Sharma who suffered a rib injury and was ruled out of the IPL has also not been named in the test squad.
KL Rahul, who is having a fantastic run with the bat in the ongoing 2020 IPL season, has been named vice captain for the first time in his international career. He will Kohli’s deputy in both ODI’s and T-20’s in the absence of Sharma.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore fast-bowling duo of Navdeep Saini and Mohammed Siraj have been rewarded for their impressive domestic performances with spots in the red-ball squad.
Kolkata Knight Riders’ mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy, who became the first bowler to pick up a five-wicket in the IPL 2020, has received a maiden call-up to the Indian T-20 squad.
Rishabh Pant is not part of the limited-overs squad, with Sanju Samson included as a backup keeper in the shortest format, while KL Rahul the lone wicket-keeper in ODI squad.
Chennai Super Kings fast bowler Deepak Chahar has also made a comeback to the T20I side.
Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kartik Tyagi, Ishan Porel and Thangarasu Natarajan will be travelling with the Indian team as four additional fast bowlers.
|Virat Kohli (c)||Virat Kohli (c)||Virat Kohli (c)|
|KL Rahul||KL Rahul||KL Rahul|
|Cheteshwar Pujara||Shikhar Dhawan||Shikhar Dhawan|
|Mayank Agarwal||Mayank Agarwal||Mayank Agarwal|
|Prithvi Shaw||Shreyas Iyer||Shreyas Iyer|
|Ajinkya Rahane||Manish Pandey||Manish Pandey|
|Hanuma Vihari||Hardik Pandya||Hardik Pandya|
|Shubman Gill||Washington Sundar||Shubman Gill|
|Wriddhiman Saha||Yuzvendra Chahal||Yuzvendra Chahal|
|Rishabh Pant||Sanju Samson||Sanju Samson|
|Jasprit Bumrah||Jasprit Bumrah||Jasprit Bumrah|
|Mohammed Shami||Mohammed Shami||Mohammed Shami|
|Ravindra Jadeja||Ravindra Jadeja||Ravindra Jadeja|
|Navdeep Saini||Navdeep Saini||Navdeep Saini|
|Kuldeep Yadav||T Natarajan||Kuldeep Yadav|
|Umesh Yadav||Deepak Chahar||Shardul Thakur|
Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-capt), Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Rishabh Pant (wk), Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin & Mohammed Siraj
Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma have been ruled out of the first two matches of the upcoming four-Test series in Australia.
Virat Kohli will be leading the first test only. Ajinkya Rahane is likely to lead in the remaining tests.
Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (vice-capt, wk), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Sanju Samson (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar & T Natarajan
Varun Chakravarthy, who received a maiden national call-up for India’s T20I series in Australia, has been ruled out due to shoulder injury. Fast bowler T Natarajan will be replacing him.
One Day Squad
Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul (vice-capt, wk), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sanju Samson (wk) Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini & Shardul Thakur
Sanju Samson has been added as a back-up keeper in the ODI squad.
India vs Australia- First ODI on Nov 27 at Sydney Cricket Ground
India vs Australia- Second ODI on Nov 29 at Sydney Cricket Ground
India vs Australia- Third ODI on Dec 1 at Manuka Oval
India vs Australia- First T-20I on December 4 at Manuka Oval
India vs Australia- Second T20I on December 6 at Sydney
India vs Australia- Third T20I on December 8 at Sydney
India vs Australia- First Test (D/N) on December 17 at Adelaide Oval
India vs Australia- Second Test on December 26 at Melbourne Cricket Ground
India vs Australia- Third Test on January 7 at Sydney Cricket Ground
India vs Australia- Fourth Test on January 15 at Gabba