India vs Australia 2019: BCCI Announces T20I Squad; KL Rahul Returns
Well, here is the much-awaited news for Team India fans, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday (February 14) has announced the 15-member squad for the two-match India vs Australia 2019 Twenty20 International series.
In a much-needed breakthrough, KL Rahul has earned a spot, as Mayank Markande has earned a maiden call-up.
Besides, Siddarth Kaul and senior speedster Umesh Yadav has made it to the bowling fold.
The selection committee headed by MSK Prasad has made it clear to give a go to the young prospects ahead of the 2019 World Cup. The selectors met at the BCCI’s headquarters to pick the T20I squad led by Virat Kohli.
On the other side, Aaron Finch will lead Australia in the limited-0vers fold.
The squad for the T20I series is an indicator to hand young blood a chance to showcase what they’ve had on offer.
The batting giant Kohli is making a return after a much-required rest. Kohli didn’t partake in two ODIs against New Zealand. He also missed the three-match T20I against the Black Caps.
Besides, Kohli’s deputy Rohit Sharma has led the Men in Blue in his absence. Although, India lost the T20I series 2-1 following a last-ball thriller in Hamilton on February 10.
Jasprit Bumrah has also made a return following a rest from the limited-overs series Down Under.
The inaugural T20I will be held at Vizag in Visakhapatnam on February 24. Also, the second and final T20I will be held on February 27 in Bengaluru.
So much so, the upcoming limited-over series is the final assignment for the Men in Blue ahead of 2019 World Cup.
The quadrennial event in England and Wales will commence from May 20 in London.
India vs Australia 2019 – Here’s the squad of Team India for the T20I series:
India’s squad for T20I series against Australia: Virat (Capt), Rohit (vc), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Sidharth Kaul, Mayank Markande #INDvAUS
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 15, 2019
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