India vs Australia: India T20 Squad for Australia Series. After ICC World Cup 2023, India’s next campaign will be a home series against Australia. India and Australia will play a T20I series with each other later this month. The T20I series will witness five encounters.
The 1st T20I will be played on November 23 while the final match will be played on December 3. Australia is a strong team and India will need its key players to outplay them during the series. Here we take a look at the predicted India squad for Australia T20Is.
India T20 Squad for Australia: Surya Kumar Yadav (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad (vice-captain), Ishan Kishan, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Shivam Dubey, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar
Shreyas Iyer will act as the vice-captain for the last 2 T20Is.
India vs Australia: India T20 Squad for Australia Series (Predicted)
Openers- Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill
Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill might be the openers in India’s squad. Rohit Sharma is the skipper of India and against a strong team against Australia, he will need to lead the side. Shubman Gill has played 11 T20I games in 2023 and hit 304 runs with 1 ton and 1 fifty.
Middle-Order Batters- Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma
For the middle-order, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, and Tilak Varma might be picked into the squad for India vs Australia T20Is. Kohli has rested in T20Is since the start of this year to manage his workload ahead of the World Cup. However, after the ongoing World Cup, the focus will shift to the T20I World Cup set to be played next year. Hence, Kohli will be back on the T20I side.
Suryakumar Yadav will be another crucial member of the team. With 433 runs in 11 games, he is the leading run-getter for the team in the shortest format. Hitting 231 runs in 9 T20Is, left-handed batter Varma has shown an impressive performance in the shortest format.
Wicketkeepers- KL Rahul & Ishan Kishan
For the wicketkeepers, KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan will be two options. KL Rahul has proved that he can be a good choice of wicketkeeper. Ishan Kishan has struggled to score runs in T20I this year. However, in the absence of Rishabh Pant, he is among the top wicket-keepers for the national side.
All-Rounders- Hardik Pandya & Ravindra Jadeja
Hardik Pandya is out of the World Cup due to injury but he might be back ahead of the Australia T20I series. Pandya has led the team in T20I throughout this year. In 11 games, he has mustered 188 runs and also clinched 11 wickets.
Ravindra Jadeja will be another all-rounder. With his wicket-taking skills and quickfire batting at the death in the ongoing World Cup, Jadeja has proved himself to be a powerful spin all-rounder for India.
Spinners- Yuzvendra Chahal & Kuldeep Yadav
For spinners, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav might be part of the squad. Chahal has been the most successful spinner for India in T20I this year. The right-arm spinner has hunted 11 wickets in 11 games at 7.28 economy. Left-arm spinner Yadav has clinched 8 wickets in 7 games at 5.64 economy.
Pacers-Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Arshdeep Singh
Australia has mighty batsmen in their squad and India will need a lethal pace attack to outplay them. Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami will be the first two pacers in the India squad. While Siraj has been a consistent bowler throughout 2023, Shami has been impressive with his outstanding bowling show in the ongoing World Cup.
Jasprit Bumrah will be another pacer against Australia. Bumrah returned to the field after almost 11 months and needs to get set for the T20I World Cup as soon as possible. Bumrah has showcased a similar bowling rhythm even after his return.
Arshdeep Singh might be another pacer for Australia T20Is. In 2023, the left-arm pacer is the leading wicket-taker for India in the shortest format, hunting down 21 wickets in 15 games.