National Desk The selection committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday announced the team India for ODIs and T-20 series against Australia. Australia's India tour will begin on February 24th. Captain Virat Kohli, who has been out of the last two ODIs and Twenty20 series against New Zealand, has returned to the team. Meanwhile, Lokesh Rahul, who is also involved in objectionable comments on women in the TV chat show Coffee with Karan, has also been selected in the T20 team. Wicketkeeper batsman Dinesh Karthik was dropped from the ODI team. This shocks the dream of playing in the World Cup to be held in May-June.
In the Mayank T-20 team instead of Kuldeep
On the other hand, spinner Mayank Markandey, who played for the Mumbai Indians in IPL, was selected for the first time in the T20 team. He took 15 wickets in 14 matches in IPL last season. At the same time, they got 17 wickets in the last five home matches. In T20, he has been given the opportunity to replace Kuldeep Yadav.
Khalil Ahmed out of both formats
Fast bowler Khalil Ahmed was dropped from the two formats team. Khalil was put in the team in the series against Australia and New Zealand, but his performance was not something special. By combining both the series, they got the chance to play just two matches. Khalil gave away 74 runs in 11 overs. He did not get any success in both these matches. At the same time, only six wickets in seven Twenty20s.
Siddharth returns, Bhuvneshwar out of first two ODIs
Fast bowler Siddharth Kaul has returned to the ODI team. He was included in the team instead of Khalil Ahmed. Siddharth played his last ODI in September and T20 Jun last year. He played 5 matches in both formats, taking 3 wickets. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been rested for the Twenty20 series and the first two ODIs. He has been selected for the last three ODIs.
Bumrah and Umesh Yadav also elected
Jaspreet Bumrah and Umesh Yadav, who were left out of the team on the tour of New Zealand, were selected in the team. Bumrah was given a place in both ODIs and T20 teams. At the same time, Umesh was selected for the T20 only. The Indian team is:
Team for T-20 Series: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (Vice Captain), Lokesh Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Kunal Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Yuswendra Chahal , Jaspreet Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Siddharth Kaul, Mayank Markandeya
For the first two ODIs: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (Vice Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Jaspreet Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Yuswendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Vijay Shankar, Rishabh Pant Siddharth Kaul, Lokesh Rahul
The team for the last three ODIs: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Jaspreet Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Yuswendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Vijay Shankar, Rishabh Pant Siddharth Kaul, Lokesh Rahul, Bhubaneswar Kumar.