India have announced their squad for the five-match T20I series against Australia starting on November 23. Here is India’s full squad for the Australia T20Is.
In a short turnaround after a heartbreaking defeat in the 2023 World Cup final against Australia, India will have to front up against the same opponents in the shortest format in a five-match series.
The first match will be played in Vishakhapatnam on November 23, followed by four more games, in Thiruvananthapuram (November 26), Guwahati (November 28), Raipur (December 1), and Bengaluru (December 3).
Australia had announced their squad for the series mid-way through the World Cup, with wicketkeeper-batter Matthew Wade set to lead them. Several members from their World Cup-winning squad will also be present in the T20I series.
India squad for Australia T20Is
India have announced their squad today (November 20), a day after the World Cup final. Suryakumar Yadav has been named as the captain with none of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, or Hardik Pandya being picked.
While Rohit and Rahul are coming off long World Cup campaigns, Pandya is yet to recover fully from the injury he sustained during the World Cup.
Ruturaj Gaikwad has been named as Yadav’ deputy for the first three matches, while Shreyas Iyer will take over the role for the last two T20Is, for which he will be available.
Only four players, including Iyer who will only be available for the last two matches, from the World Cup squad have been selected for the T20I series.
India squad: Suryakumar Yadav (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad (vc – first three matches), Shreyas Iyer (vc – last two matches), Ishan Kishan (wk), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Shivam Dube, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mukesh Kumar.
BCCI has announced India’s squad for the 5-match T20I series against Australia scheduled to start from 23rd November, 2023.
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