Whereas Rohit picked up a hamstring damage final week, and he’s nonetheless within the UAE with the Mumbai Indians squad, Ishant was dominated out of the IPL a lot earlier with a stomach muscle tear, and he had returned to India. Ishant has been on the Nationwide Cricket Academy in Bengaluru since then.
Rohit had additionally missed India’s final Test collection, in opposition to New Zealand earlier this 12 months, with calf damage.
Australia vs India 2020-21 – KL Rahul, Siraj in India Test squad for Australia tour; Rohit Sharma out with injury, India’s openers in Rohit’s absence are Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill, similar to was the case for the New Zealand Tests earlier this 12 months, with the addition of Rahul now to make it an 18-man squad. Siraj would be the fifth pace-bowling choice together with Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav and Navdeep Saini whereas Kuldeep would be the third spinner together with Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin.
The BCCI launch additionally mentioned 4 further bowlers – Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kartik Tyagi, Ishan Porel and T Natarajan – will journey with the Indian contingent.
Rishabh Pant, who’s lacking from the white-ball squads, and Wriddhiman Saha are the 2 wicketkeepers, and Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain) and Hanuma Vihari are the anticipated batsmen within the squad led by Virat Kohli.
Pujara and Vihari – the 2 specialist Test batsmen – flew to the UAE not too long ago together with nearly all of India’s teaching workers. India’s squads will then fly to Australia immediately from the UAE after the IPL remaining on November 10, with the tour anticipated to start out on November 27 in Sydney with the ODIs, adopted by the T20Is and the Tests.
Australia vs India 2020-21 – KL Rahul, who is a final performed a Test within the West Indies final 12 months and likewise toured Australia in 2018-19, has been one of the crucial constant batsmen this IPL whereas opening for the Kings XI Punjab and is presently the main run-scorer of the season with 595 runs. Siraj has impressed for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, particularly along with his gorgeous figures of three for eight in opposition to the Kolkata Knight Riders final week. General, Siraj has six wickets from 16 overs in 5 video games up to now.
It’s for the longer format, although, that Siraj has been impressing the selectors by repeatedly representing India A in the previous few years. He toured New Zealand with the A squad earlier this 12 months for 3 wickets from two video games, after a tally of 19 wickets in 5 video games within the 2019-20 Ranji Trophy. Previous to that he was a part of the A squads for the house collection in opposition to South Africa A and the tour of West Indies in 2019.
It was in late 2018, nonetheless, that he turned heads with the pink ball when he took career-best figures of eight for 59 in opposition to an Australia A line-up that had a number of Test batsmen. When he took one other three wickets within the second innings, he completed with 40 wickets in 5 first-class video games in opposition to the A squads of West Indies, England, South Africa and Australia. Australia vs India 2020-21 – KL Rahul, Siraj in India Test squad for Australia tour; Rohit Sharma out with injury.
Kuldeep’s final Test was in Australia in 2019 in Sydney, the place he took a five-for, and he has been extra common within the shorter codecs since then, having performed an ODI in New Zealand earlier this 12 months and the house collection in opposition to Australia, Sri Lanka and West Indies earlier than that.
The fixtures Australia vs India 2020-21 – KL Rahul, Siraj in India Test squad for Australia tour; Rohit Sharma out with injury hasn’t been introduced formally but however the Test collection is predicted to start out with a day-night sport in Adelaide from December 17, earlier than shifting to Melbourne for the Boxing Day Test beginning December 26, adopted by the New Yr‘s Test in Sydney from January 7 and the final one in Brisbane from January 15.
India Test squad: Virat Kohli (capt), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Mohammed Siraj