The Board of Control for Cricket in India has announced the 16-man squad for the three-match T20I series against the Australia.
The first T20I match between the two heavy weights is scheduled to be played on October 7 at the JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi.
The second match is set to be played on 10th at Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati and the third one is on 13th at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.
Virat Kohli who led Men in Blue to 4-1 series win over the Aussies will be curious to replicate the winning scheme of things into the T20Is as well.
Dinesh Karthik, Ashish Nehra makes a return to the squad and what’s more surprising is the fact that BCCI didn’t bat an eye on Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina.
Shikhar Dhawan who missed the ODIs against Australia owing to his wife’s illness is now back to replace Ajinkya Rahane.
Team India are No.1 in both Tests and in ODIs. The upcoming T20 series is so important for them to gain the rhythm as they are placed 5th in T20I charts.
India will have to sweep the Aussies as well as the Kiwis in the T20I series in order to claim the No.1 spot in the T20Is.
India T20I Squad vs Australia:
Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Axar Patel