Shreyas Iyer will join the Indian squad as vice-captain for the last two T20Is in Raipur and Bengaluru.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Monday announced the squad for the upcoming 5-match T20I series against Australia starting November 23.
The men’s selection committee named Suryakumar Yadav as the captain of the Indian team with Ruturaj Gaikwad as his deputy. Shreyas Iyer will play the last two matches of the series and will replace Gaikwad as the vice-captain.
The selectors have picked a young squad and rested Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj, who were a key part of India’s squad in the just-concluded ICC World Cup 2023.
Notably, India had hosted Australia in a series of 3 ODIs before the World Cup which the Men in Blue won 2-1.
India’s squad: Suryakumar 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.