BCCI has announced the squad for the ODI and T20I series against Australia. Virat Kohli is back and he will lead Team India while Jasprit Bumrah makes a return as well. India have dropped Dinesh Karthik and have shown faith in KL Rahul. Spinner Mayank Markande has been included in the T20I squad.
Return of Virat Kohli has strengthened India’s batting department and the team management hasn’t rested either of Rohit Sharma or Shkhar Dhawan for the T20I and ODI series. KL Rahul is the back-up opener and he might play in the middle order as well.
Rishabh Pant, Kedar Jadhav and Vijay Shankar have been provided another chance while Karthik is picked only for the T20I series. MS Dhoni will be the wicket-keeper while Hardik Pandya brings the balance in the team.
India have brought back Jasprit Bumrah in the bowling department while Umesh Yadav makes a comeback in the T20I team.
Interestingly, India have picked spin bowler Mayank Markande for the T20I series.
India will play five ODIs against Australia and will also play three-match T20I series.
India’s squad for 1st and 2nd ODI-
Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MSD (wk), Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohamed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Vijay Shankar, Rishabh Pant, Siddharth Kaul, KL Rahul
India’s squad for remaining three ODIs-
Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MSD (wk), Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant
India’s squad for T20I series-
Virat (Capt), Rohit (vc), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Sidharth Kaul, Mayank Markande