The longest tour for Australia is still not over as they to play 3 match T20I series against India. The Australian squad for the T20I series against India have already announced.
With a win against Australia in the last match of the ODI series, India retained their No.1 spot in the ODI rankings. After the series win against Aussies, BCCI have announced the 15-man squad for the T20I series. Selectors once again ignored senior spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja for the three-match T20 series against Australia.
TEAM: Kohli (Capt),Rohit (VC), Shikhar, Rahul, Pandey, Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, MSD(wk), Hardik, Kuldeep, Chahal, Bumrah, Bhuvi, Nehra, Axar. https://t.co/uoeu1UzDny
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 1, 2017
The left-hand pace bowler Ashish Nehra is the only surprise in this list as he makes a comeback to the team after eight months. He last played for India was in T20I against England earlier this year.
The Tamil Nadu wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik finds a place in the T20I squad after getting dropped from the ODI squad. The left-hand opener Shikhar Dhawan who didnt played in the ODI series due to personal reasons, back to T20I format. Ajinkya Rahane, who played brilliantly in the ODI series against Aussies, did not find a place in the T20I squad.
Squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Axar Patel