India’s tour of Australia is the most anticipated series in this year’s cricket calendar and India have announced their squad for all the 3 formats of the game.
IND T20I squad: 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
Meanwhile in ODIs, Mayank Agarwal has been retained in the squad who played the ODIs in New Zealand earlier this year. His phenomenal IPL form has helped him to get into the squad.
IND ODI 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, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, Sanju Samson (wk)
Mohammad Siraj is included in the longest format of the game for his stellar first class records and he might start right away in the first game as the 3rd seamer along with Mohammad Shami and Jasprit Bumrah.
Team India Test squad
Virat Kohli (Captain, available for first test only), , 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
Four additional bowlers – Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kartik Tyagi, Ishan Porel and T. Natarajan – will travel with the Indian contingent.
Australia squad for ODI & T20I vs India
Aaron Finch (c)
Pat Cummins (vc)
Australia Test Squad: Sean Abbott, Joe Burns, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, Tim Paine (c), James Pattinson, Will Pucovski, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner
India’s tour of Australia – Tentative Schedule:
Australia vs India 1st ODI: November 27 at Sydney Cricket Ground
Australia vs India 2nd ODI: November 29 at Sydney Cricket Ground
Australia vs India 3rd ODI: December 1 at Manuka Oval
Australia vs India 1st T20I: December 4 at Manuka Oval
Australia vs India 2nd T20I: December 6 at Sydney Cricket Ground
Australia vs India 3rd T20I: December 8 at Sydney Cricket Ground
Australia vs India 1st Test (Day and Night): December 17-21 at Adelaide Oval
Australia vs India 2nd Test (Boxing Day): December 26-30 at MCG/Adelaide Oval
Australia vs India 3rd Test: January 7-11 at Sydney
Australia vs India 4th Test: January 6-8 at Brisbane