New Delhi. Team India will play home T20 series against Australia (IND vs AUS) after World Cup 2023. Senior players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah can be rested in this series. Earlier, Hardik Pandya was the frontrunner to take charge of the T20 team in this series but he has been ruled out of the World Cup. There is little hope that he will be fit for the series. The captaincy of Indian team can be given to Rituraj Gaekwad or Suryakumar or Yadav. Apart from this, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Tilak Verma and Yashaswi Jaiswal can also be given a chance in the team.
According to ESPN Cricinfo news, many of India’s senior players may be rested in this T20 series. News reports said that such a team was sent to the Asian Games held in Hangzhou, China. A similar team will be seen in the T20 series against Australia. Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Tilak Verma and Yashaswi Jaiswal may be given a chance in this T20 series.
Surya or Gaekwad can skipper
A BCCI source also told PTI, “Hardik Pandya is not fully fit yet. It is difficult for them to play against Australia. The chances of Hardik being seen in the South Africa series are high. Suryakumar Yadav or Rituraj Gaikwad are the frontrunners to replace Hardik.”
Probable squad for T20 series against Australia: Yashshwi Jaiswal, Rituraj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Sanju Samson, Jitesh Sharma, Shivam Dubey, Rinku Singh, Washington Sundar, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Umran Malik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Akshar Patel, Deepak Chahar.
First published: November 15, 2023, 10:12 IST