khaskhabar.com : Tuesday, November 21, 2023 07:54 AM
Mumbai,, The selectors have decided to rest most of the top stars who played the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup, but Suryakumar Yadav will lead the Indian team in the five-match Twenty20 International series against Australia starting on November 23 in Visakhapatnam in Ahmedabad. After India lost to Australia in the final, the national selection committee meeting held at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday decided to rest all the players except Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan and Prasidh Krishna, who were included in place of injured all-rounder Hardik Pandya. The selectors on Monday announced the squad for the upcoming 5-match T20 series against Australia. Former India batsman and National Cricket Academy (NCA) chief V.V.S. Laxman is likely to be announced as the coach of the team as head coach Rahul Dravid, whose tenure is set to end after the World Cup, has decided to take leave after three months.Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Ruturaj Gaikwad will be Suryakumar Yadav’s deputy for the first three matches, while Shreyas Iyer will join the team as vice-captain for the last two T20Is in Raipur and Bengaluru, it said in a release on Monday. According to a BCCI release, the five matches will be played in Visakhapatnam (November 23), Thiruvananthapuram (November 26), Guwahati (November 28), Raipur (December 1) and Bengaluru (December 3). Most of the players in the squad for the Australia T20I series Not included among them is Jasprit Bumrah, who represented the country in the series against Ireland ahead of the World Cup. Bumrah, who captained the team in Ireland, has been rested after being part of the World Cup squad. The team brings back Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Verma, Rinku Singh and Ravi Bishnoi. India’s team: Suryakumar Yadav (captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad (vice-captain), Ishan Kishan, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Verma, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (wicketkeeper), Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Shivam Dubey, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar. -IANS
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