India Announces squad for Sri Lanka T20s and Australia ODIs

Published On: December 28, 2019 06:25 AM NPT By: Raghav Pande

KATHMANDU, DEC 27: There were no major surprises as BCCI announced its squads for the Sri Lanka T20 series and the ODI series against the Aussies from Down Under. Indian Team Stalwarts Shikhar Dhawan and Jasprit Bumrah make their way into the team for both the series. The two are returning from injury that has seen them being left out of the team in recent times. Vice- Captain, Rohit Sharma, who had a humungous 2019, has been given a privileged and much needed rest, at the beginning of 2020, for the three T20’s against the Lankans, he does however, return to take his place in the ODI series against the hostile Aussies.

Squad for Sri Lanka T20Is: Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant(wk), Shivam Dube, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Jasprit Bumrah, Washington Sundar


While Dhawan takes Rohit's spot in the T20I squad, Bumrah comes in for swing bowler, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who missed the West Indies ODIs because of a groin injury and will be absent from the two upcoming series as well.

Squad for Australia ODIs: Virat Kohli(Capt), Rohit Sharma(vc), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Rishabh Pant(wk), Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Shami


In the ODI squad to face Australia, Dhawan's return means Mayank Agawal - who came in as the left-hander's replacement against West Indies – unluckily misses out! Bumrah comes in for Deepak Chahar, the swing bowler, who has now been sidelined until April 2020 due to a stress fracture to his lower back.

Once again, as has been the case since the ICC CWC 2019 in England, MS Dhoni continues to be absent from the limited over’s squads.

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