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Indian Cricket Teams Announced for Australia Tour

Indian Cricket Teams Announced for Australia Tour
Image Source: Rishabh Pant / Varun Chakravarthy / Rohit Sharma Instagram

Indian cricket team for the Australia tour has been announced by the BCCI on Monday. The Indian cricket board announced three squads for three series in Australia. Virat Kohli will be leading all sides whereas KL Rahul will be his deputy in the limited-over games, Ajinkya Rahane will be his vice-captain for the Test team. Rohit Sharma will not be part of the Australia tour along with Ishant Sharma due to injury.

Sharmas to miss the tour

The Indian cricket team is all set to travel to Australia just after the Indian Premier League. They will be playing a T20I series followed by ODI and Test. Today BCCI announced the squad for India’s tour to Down Under. Reportedly, the selection committee met on a video-call and selected the sides for the upcoming tour. A release published on BCCI’s official website read, “The All-India Senior Selection Committee met via video-conference on Monday to select the Indian Cricket Team for the upcoming Tour of Australia. Team India will take part in three T20Is, three ODIs and four Test matches against Australia.”

The dates and schedule for the tour are yet to be officially confirmed by Cricket Australia and BCCI. Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma will miss the tour due to injury. The release further added, “The BCCI Medical Team will continue to monitor the progress of Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma.”

Squads

T20I squad:

Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (vice-captain and wicket-keeper), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy

ODI squad:

Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul (vice-captain & wicket-keeper), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur

Test squad:

Virat Kohli (Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Mohd. Siraj

Four additional bowlers – Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kartik Tyagi, Ishan Porel and T. Natarajan – will travel with the Indian contingent.

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Written by Shreyasi Talukdar

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