By clicking “Accept All Cookies”, you agree to the storing of cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyze site usage, and assist in our marketing efforts Cookies Policy.
IND Vs AUS: Sanju Samson Ignored As BCCI Announces India Squad For T20I Series Against Australia
Shreyas Iyer will join the squad as vice-captain for the last two T20Is in Raipur and Bengaluru.
New Delhi: The Men’s Selection Committee announced the squad for the upcoming five-match T20I series against Australia scheduled to start from November 23 in Visakhapatnam. Sanju Samson once again failed to make it to the India squad as the Rajasthan Royals skipper has been ignored once again by the selectors.
Opener Ruturaj Gaikwad has been named as vice-captain for the series against the newly-crowned ODI champions, as the hosts only picked three players from the recent World Cup squad – Prasidh Krishna, Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar himself.
You may like to read
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 20, 2023
Espectedly, all the big guns in Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul, pacers Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami and Mohammed Siraj have been rested while mostly players from the Asian Games champion team getting a chance against the mighty Aussies.
It was earlier reported that Hardik Pandya, who suffered an ankle injury during the Bangladesh match in the ODI World Cup 2023 will be missing this particular series. As a result, he didn’t make it to the squad. He is expected to return to action in the South Africa tour next month.
India will be playing Australia in Visakhapatnam (November 23), Thiruvananthapuram (November 26), Guwahati (November 28), Raipur (December 1) and Bengaluru (December 3).
India’s squad: Suryakumar Yadav (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad (vice-captain), Ishan Kishan, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Shivam Dubey, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar.
Note: Shreyas Iyer will join the squad as vice-captain for the last two T20Is in Raipur and Bengaluru.