Rohit Sharma has been ruled out in all the formats due to a hamstring injury. Mayank Agarwal will be replacing Rohit Sharma. However, KL Rahul will be Vice-Captain. Kolkata Knight Riders Spinner Varun Chakravarthy receives a maiden call in a T20 Squad against Australia. Because he bowled brilliantly in the Indian Premier League. He took a five-wicket haul against Delhi Capitals. However, In the tournament, he has picked twelve wickets with an economy of 7.05.
Hardik Pandya will be making a comeback and he will replace Shivam Dubey. But, he hasn’t bowled yet in the Indian Premier League. Deepak Chahar replaces Shardul Thakur in the T20 squad. Rishabh Pant has been dropped from the T20’s and ODI’s. Because the selectors have preferred Sanju Samson to Pant. However, he gets an opportunity in the test.
The tour will commence on the 26th of November.
Kl Rahul is back in the Test squad in place of Rohit Sharma. Because he will be missing out due to a hamstring injury. Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, and Kuldeep Yadav have also been picked.
As per the bio-secure bubble in Australia, there will be four Indian reserve bowlers (Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kartik Tyagi, Ishan Porel, and T. Natarajan).
Here is the India squad:-
T20:- Virat Kohli (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (vc& wk), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Sanju Samson (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, and Varun Chakravarthy.
ODI:- Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul (vc&wk), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, and Shardul Thakur.
Test:- Virat Kohli (c), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Rishabh Pant (wk), Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, and Mohd. Siraj.