Team India have announced the squads for the third and fourth Tests and also the ODI series. They have added left-arm speedster Jaydev Unadkat to the ODI squad against Australia. Also Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel, and middle-order batter Shreyas Iyer have been included. On the other hand, India won’t get the services of Rohit Sharma for the first ODI – who will be unavailable due to family commitments as well. Hardik Pandya will lead the squad in his absence.
The players like Shahbaz Ahmed and Rajat Patidar – who were earlier part of the team for the New Zealand series last month – have been dropped as well. Meanwhile, KL Rahul returns but he has been released from the vice-captain post of the side this time around as well.
India ODI Squad:
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya (Vice-captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Jaydev Unadkat
While, Team India will play the third and fourth Test against Australia – in Indore and Ahmedabad respectively they have picked the same squad that helped them win at Nagpur and Delhi as well and also helped the team retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy as well. Jaydev Unadkat, who was earlier released to play in the Ranji Trophy final where he led Saurashtra to their second title, will return for the third Test, starting on March 1. The fourth fixture of the series will be played from March 9 as well.
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, KS Bharat (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat.