The Board of Control for Cricket in India BCCI announced the schedule for the home series against Australia that will take place in February and March.
The series will kick off on February 24th with the first T20I to be played in Vizag. Bangalore will host second T20 match on February 27th.
Indian Team Details
The Indian Selectors have announced three different teams for the series against Australia.
With only Bhuvaneshwar Kumar being rested for the T20’s and first three one-day matches.
Virat Kohli has been recalled after good rest recently and also the world number one bowler Bumrah currently had joined back the Indian Team after good rest.
Kuldeep Yadav has given rest for the T20’s and Siddarth Kaul has been called back into the team in place of Khaleel Ahmed , Rishabh Pant has also given a chance over Dinesh Karthik in the series.
It will be last oppurtunity for the Players who are out of form recently, especially KL rahul will be in lime light in this series.
If Rahul performs well and cement his place in World cup squad or Not , Will know only after this series.
Another interesting thing is All rounder Vijay Shankar almost is the second all rounder in team after performing well in New Zealand, Will he cement his place in team for worldcup or will Ravindra Jadeja Make his way into the Team.
India T20I Squad:
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.
India 1st and 2nd ODI Squad :
Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal , Kuldeep Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Siddharth Kaul.
India’s Last 3 ODI’s Squad:
Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MSD (wk), Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant.
Australia T20I Squad:
Aaron Finch(c), Alex Carey, Usman Khawaja, Marcus Stoinis , Shaun Marsh, D Arcy Short, Peter Handscomb,Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Adam Zampa Ashton Turner, Richardson, Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins ,Behrendorff, Adam Zampa, Nathan Lyon.
Australia ODI Squad:
Aaron Finch(c), Alex Carey, Usman Khawaja, Marcus Stoinis , Shaun Marsh, D Arcy Short, Peter Handscomb,Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Adam Zampa Ashton Turner, Richardson, Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins ,Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon.
This will be the Last series for the Australian Team without Warner and Steve Smith before World Cup 2019 and Finch will be Captaining in this series for them after winning Big Bash League recently.
This will be the second time in three years that Australia will be touring India for a limited overs series.
Australian Team would want Bounce Back in this series and get out some wins before their two major batsmen join the team.
Before World cup Gaining confidence as a team will be important for Australian team. They have got a good side lets see how it goes for them against india in india playing in challenging conditions.
Venues Details :
The first T20 match will be played on 24 th February in Vizag city.
The Second T20 match will be played on 27 th February in Bengaluru city.
The first one day match will be played on March 2 in Hyderabad city.
The second one day match will be played on 5 in Nagpur city.
The Third one day match will be played on 8 in Ranchi , Jharkand.
The Fourth one day match will be played on 10 in Mohali , Punjab.