KL Rahul will captain India in the first two ODIs against Australia as the BCCI announced two separate squads for the upcoming series. R Ashwin will play the entire series as the side for the 3rd ODI will see the World Cup squad in action.
India has released two sets of squads for the series against Australia with KL Rahul leading the team in the first two ODIs. R Ashwin makes a return to the ODI side for the first time since 2022 and will be a part of the squad for the entirety of the series.
India will be using their World Cup squad for the final ODI, with Rohit Sharma returning to the side as captain.
Washington Sundar, who was picked for the Asia Cup final against Sri Lanka following Axar Patel’s injury, will be in the squad for the first two matches. Ravindra Jadeja will be the deputy for Rahul in the first two matches, as the likes of Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya have been rested.
Ishan Kishan has been in tremendous form and he will be looking to carry his form into the series against the Aussies, who recently lost their ODI series 2-3 to South Africa. Kishan has flourished of late, in the middle-order and will be playing all three matches against Australia.
Kuldeep Yadav, who was the Player Of The Series during the Asia Cup 2023, has been rested for the first two games.
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 18, 2023