The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the squad for India's tour of Australia on Monday evening. India's limited-overs vice-captain and senior opener Rohit Sharma remained out of all three teams for the tour of Australia until 2020 due to a recurring hamstring injury.
In Rohit's absence, KL Rahul will be the vice-captain in T20Is and ODIs, while Ajinkya Rahane will be the team's vice-captain in the Test format for the tour of Australia. Apart from Rohit, veteran fast bowler Ishant Sharma was also not picked by the BCCI due to injury. In his place, the selectors have included Mohammed Siraj and Navdeep Saini in the Test team.
Sanju Samson is also included in the T20 squad as a wicket-keeper. Meanwhile, ace leg-spinner Varun Chakravarthy's fantastic performance in the ongoing IPL has rewarded him a place in the Indian T20I squad for the upcoming tour of Australia.
Here are the complete squads for tour of Australia:
ODI squad: Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Manish Pandey, Mayank Agarwal, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, and Navdeep Saini.
T20I squad: Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, Manish Pandey, Washington Sundar, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini, Varun Chakravarthy and Deepak Chahar.
Test squad: Virat Kohli, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammed Siraj.
The Men in Blue will play three ODIs, three T20Is and four Tests during their Australia tour. Here's the complete schedule for the tour of Australia:
1st ODI: 27 November at SCG
2nd ODI: 29 November 29 at SCG
3rd ODI: 1 December 1 at Manuka Oval
1st T20I: 4 December at Manuka Oval
2nd T20I: 6 December 6 at SCG
3rd T20I: 8 December 8 at SCG
1st Test: 17-21 December at Adelaide Oval
2nd Test: 26-31 December at MCG
3rd Test: 7- 11 January at SCG
4th Test: 15-19 January at Brisbane