India squad for Australia announced; Kohli Returns

BCCI on Friday announced the Indian squad that will battle out Australia at home.

India will play two T20 Internationals and five ODIs, starting on 24 February, in what will be their last international assignment before the World Cup, which begins in England on 30 May.

In the T20 squad, Mayank Markande finds his place and it will be interesting to see if he will be given a chance in the playing XI. KL Rahul returns as well.

India’s squad for T20I series against Australia: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Sidharth Kaul, Mayank Markande

Coming to the ODI series, the omission of Dinesh Karthik makes it clear that he might not be included in the 2019 World Cup Squad as well.

India’s squad for 1st and 2nd ODI: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohamed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Vijay Shankar, Rishabh Pant, Siddharth Kaul, KL Rahul

India’s squad for remaining three ODIs:  Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant