Indian Squad for Australia Series to be Selected on September 10
The Indian squad for the first three ODIs against Australia is expected to be announced on September 10.
The meeting will be conducted via Skype as chairman MSK Prasad is in Lucknow, whereas, other two selectors are in their respective states. Indian skipper Virat Kohli is too on a break and is in Delhi.
There are high chances of the selectors retaining the same squad for the first three ODIs which they fielded against Sri Lanka, which means that Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami might again be at rest. The team did well and whitewashed Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka, which gave positive signs to the selectors.
India would look to do the same with visiting Australian side as well. Though, we might see just one change as selectors might add Ravindra Jadeja in the team, to bolster the spin department against a strong Aussie team. He was not the part of the limited-overs team against Sri Lanka. Yuzvendra Chahal might have to make way for him.
As said earlier, there are high chances of R Ashwin not being selected, as he is playing County cricket in England. As per the contract, he is to play four games there, and the selectors as well want him to play there.
Meanwhile, the members of Australian cricket team have reached India. Half of the team has landed from Bangladesh after playing the Test series there, whereas, the other members have come directly from Australia. They have all assembled in Chennai, where they would stay for next eight days and will travel to Kolkata after playing the first ODI.
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Before the start of the series, the Steven Smith-led side will participate in a One-Day practice game on September 12. The team will start preparing for the series from Sunday to assimilate to the conditions here.
As per the schedule Chennai, Kolkata, Indore, Bengaluru and Nagpur will host the five ODIs respectively. The three T20Is will be played in Ranchi, Guwahati and Hyderabad. After the completion of the series, team India will take on visiting New Zealand side in the three-match ODI and T20I series, which starts on October 22.
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