Rohit in Autralia tour for Test Series, Virat Kohli to miss few matches

Indian Skipper Virat Kohli will return home after the open day-night test in Adelaide, when the BCCI decided to grant paternity leave as expected. This decision means that India is ready to play three out of four matches in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

Ajinkya Rahane (Vice Captain), might have to lead the test team, in absences of Virat Kohli. He has previously captained Team Indian against the Australia and Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, ending an impasse, the All India Senior Selection Committee decided to induct Rohit Sharma into the Test team. While facilitating him to fully recover from the hamstring swallow he picked up by IPL 2020 on tour White – Rested from the ball leg. .

In a media release, the BCCI revealed that Rohit was being supervised by his medical team in the UAE following an injury suffered on October 18, with the Mumbai Indians captain being forced to miss four matches at the same time when touring Australia The team was selected for.

Fast bowler Ishant Sharma, who was also provisionally excluded from the squad, is rehabilitating at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. When he was ruled out of the IPL 2020 due to a hamstring strain. However, the 32-year-old will be included in the Test team. Match Fitness, release reported.

T Natarajan replaces Varun Chakraborty in T20I team

Mystery spinner Varun Chakraborty, who made his maiden innings in the national team for the T20I on the back of his strong performance in the IPL. He as been ruled out of the series due to a shoulder injury. The selection committee has decided to replace him with left arm seamer T Natarajan. Who was earlier placed in the netlers’ reserve group.

However, Kamlesh Nagerkoti, as he is still working with the BCCI medical team on his task management and was on reserve, will be excluded from the Australia tour. The 20-year-old star of India’s Under-19 World Cup 2018 victory has suffered from chronic injury and recently returned to active cricket and played 10 matches for Kolkata Knight Riders.

No call on Saha; Samson included in ODI team

Meanwhile, the board has decided to adopt a way of waiting with senior Test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha. Who has suffered both hamstrings during the Mumbai Indians vs Clash in the IPL. The 36-year-old last played a home Test against Bangladesh in Kolkata, with Rishabh Pant being preferred over overseas assignments in New Zealand.

The selection committee has also added Sanju Samson, as back-up keeper in ODI squad.

India tour of Australia will include 3 ODI series staring November 27 to December 2, 2020. T20I Series from December 4 to December 8, 2020. Test series from December 11, 2020 to January 15, 2021.

Modified squad:

Test squad:

Virat Kohli (capt)Prithvi ShawKL Rahul
Mayank AgarwalCheteshwar PujaraHanuma Vihari
Ajinkya Rahane (vice-capt)Shubman GillWriddhiman Saha (wk)
Jasprit BumrahNavdeep SainiRavindra Jadeja
Rishabh Pant (wk)Umesh YadavMohammed Shami
Ravichandran AshwinMohammed SirajKuldeep Yadav
Rohit SharmaHanuma Vihari

ODI squad:

Virat Kohli (capt)Shikhar DhawanManish Pandey
Mayank AgarwalShreyas IyerYuzvendra Chahal
KL Rahul (vice-capt/wk)Shubman GillShardul Thakur
Jasprit BumrahNavdeep SainiRavindra Jadeja
Hardik PandyaMohammed ShamiKuldeep Yadav
Sanju Samson (wicket keeper)

T20I squad:

Virat Kohli (capt)Shikhar DhawanManish Pandey
Mayank AgarwalShreyas IyerYuzvendra Chahal
KL Rahul (vice-capt/wk)Sanju SamsonVarun Chakravarthy
Jasprit BumrahNavdeep SainiRavindra Jadeja
Hardik PandyaMohammed ShamiWashington Sundar
Deepak Chahar


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