BCCI today announced the Indian squads for the upcoming tour of Australia, the team’s first international outing since the COVID-19 lockdown forced the home series against South Africa to be called off mid-way.
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The first two ODIs on November 27 and 29 will be played at the SCG, while the third ODI and first T20I will take place at the Manuka Oval. Thereafter, the teams return to Sydney for the remaining two T20Is.
India’s Tour of Australia Dates
1st ODI: November 27 — SCG
2nd ODI: Novermber 29 — SCG
3rd ODI: December 1 — Manuka Oval
1st T20I: December 4 — Manuka Oval
2nd T20I: December 6 — SCG
3rd T20I: December 8 — SCG
1st Test: December 17-21 — Adelaide Oval
2nd Test: December 26-31 — MCG
3rd Test: January 7- 11 — SCG
4th Test: January 15-19 — Brisbane
According to the BCCI release, the Selection Committee met via video-conference today to pick the three squads.
India is playing three T-20Is, three ODIs and four Test matches against Australia.
One big omission from all the three squads is Rohit Sharma who is currently sitting out of Mumbai Indians’ games due to an injury.
The BCCI said, they are continuing to monitor his and Ishant Sharma’s progress.
Apart from the squads, four additional bowlers have been named to travel with the contingent.
They are Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kartik Tyagi, Ishan Porel and T. Natarajan.
Team India T-20I squad : Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, K.L. Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Sanju Samson, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar and Varun Chakravarthy.
Team India ODI squad : Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, K.L. Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Navdeep Saini and Shardul Thakur.
Team India Test squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, K.L. Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin and Mohd. Siraj.