India’s squad for the T20I series against Australia has been announced. The Men’s Selection Committee has announced the squad for the upcoming IDFC First Bank 5-match T20I series against Australia starting from November 23, 2023 in Visakhapatnam.
Team India: Suryakumar Yadav (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad (Vice-Captain), Ishan Kishan, Yashshwi Jaiswal, Tilak Verma, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (Wicketman), Washington Sundar, Akshar Patel, Shivam Dubey, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Hirshan Krishna, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar
Shreyas Iyer will join the team as vice-captain for the last two T20Is in Raipur and Bengaluru.
India vs Australia T20 Series Schedule
- 1st T20: November 23, Visakhapatnam
- 2nd T20: November 26, Thiruvananthapuram
- 3rd T20: November 28, Guwahati
- 4th T20: December 1, Raipur
- Fifth T20: December 03, Bengaluru
Akshar Patel returned
Hosts India have retained most of their players who featured in the Ireland T20I series. However, India opted to rest bowler Jasprit Bumrah after the conclusion of the 50-over World Cup. A fit-again Bumrah captained the second-string Indian team in the Ireland series earlier this year. All-rounder Akshar Patel has returned to the white-ball setup after missing the ICC World Cup 2023 due to injury.
There is no room for Sanju Samson
Akshar’s exit from the World Cup squad paved the way for all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin’s place in the One Day International (ODI) roster for the ICC event. India have picked Ishan Kishan and Jitesh Sharma as their two wicketkeeper-batter options while superstar Sanju Samson has been overlooked by think tanks for the Australia T20I. The BCCI has also confirmed Visakhapatnam, Thiruvananthapuram, Guwahati, Raipur and Bengaluru for the T20I series between Australia and hosts India.
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