Rohit Sharma and his team are preparing to face Australia and South Africa at home after the devastating loss in the Asia Cup 2022, and the BCCI on Monday revealed India’s T20I squad for the bilateral series. Avesh Khan, Sanju Samson, and Ishan Kishan were three noteworthy exclusions from the BCCI’s announcement of India’s team for the upcoming T20I World Cup.
The first match of the IND vs. AUS T20I series will take place on September 20. On September 23 and 25, respectively, the second and third T20Is will be contested. India last faced Australia in a T20I series in December 2020. India prevailed 2-1 in the three-game away series.
The series against Australia would be an excellent chance for the Indian squad to prepare for T20 World Cup 2022, which will be contested in Australia next month.
India Squad for Australia T20Is: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohd. Shami, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah.
A three-match T20I series and a three-match ODI series will be played during South Africa’s trip to India in 2022.
The T20I series will be played first. On September 28, the first T20I match between India and South Africa will be played at Thiruvananthapuram. On October 2 and 4, respectively, Guwahati and Indore will host the second and third Twenty20 Internationals.
India squad for South Africa T20Is: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Mohd. Shami, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah.
T20 World Cup Super 12 round will start on 22 October. India is scheduled to start its world cup campaign in Australia on 23 October against Pakistan.