Asian Champions India are set to go against Australia in a 3 match ODI series from 22 September. The series is crucial as it comes just ahead of the ODI World Cup 2023. The Team India squads for the India-Australia ODI series was announced on Monday and spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is also placed in the squad.
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli will miss first two ODIs and KL Rahul will lead the Team India squad in the initial two ODIs. The return of Ravichandran Ashwin for Australia series is intresting as despite not finding a place in ODI World Cup 2023 squad, skipper Rohit Sharma hinted that deliberations are still on about the inclusion of the spinner and injury of Axar Patel has increased his chances. "As a spinner-all-rounder, Ashwin is in the line.
I have been talking to him on the phone. The injury happened to Axar at the last minute. Washington was available, so he had to come and perform the role for us," the Hindustan Times quoted Rohit as saying.
KL Rahul (Captain), Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, Tilak Varma, Prasidh Krishna, R Ashwin, and Washington Sundar. Rohit Sharma (C), Hardik Pandya, (Vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel*, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Mohd.Read more on livemint.com