BCCI announced on Monday, the squad for India tour of Australia that is commencing towards the end of November. The test squad consisted of 18 players under the leadership of Virat Kohli. The big surprise was the fact that Rohit Sharma was not included in this squad.
Although, the Mumbai Indians skipper was injured a few days back with a hamstring injury, no formal notification was given by him. BCCI created a lot of confusion and doubts in the Indian cricket fans with this decision.
Players like Md. Siraj is also part of the squad along with the returnee Kuldeep Yadav.
Here is the full 18-member Squad:
Test Squad: Virat Kohli (c), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Rishabh Pant (wk), Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Mohd. Siraj
One-Day Internationals Squad
The ODI squad is set to miss services of experienced players like Rohit Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar due to injury issues. KL Rahul is supposed to be elevated as the Vic-Captain if Rohit does not travel with the Indian team to Australia.
ODI Squad: Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul (vc&wk), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur