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India Squad Announcement on February 15 for Australia series | Team India's selection for the series against Australia today, Kohli's return fixed

               
Kohli did not play in the last two ODIs and T20 series against New Zealand
Khalil Ahmed and Jaydev Unadkat compete for left-handed fast bowler

Mumbai. Two T20 and five one-day series between India and Australia will be played from February 24. For this, Team India will be selected on February 15. This will be the last international series of Team India before the World Cup starting May 30. It is believed that the selectors will select the team keeping the World Cup in mind. Captain Virat Kohli's return to the last two ODIs and three Twenty20s against New Zealand is being considered for the return. Right, there is a fight between left-arm fast bowler Khalil Ahmed and Jaidev Unadkat.

Khalil's poor performance in Australia-New Zealand
Khalil of Rajasthan was placed in the squad against Australia and New Zealand in the series, 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.

Unadkat took 29 wickets in the last five Ranji matches
On the other hand, Unadkat had debuted in 2013 for Team India. He took 8 wickets in 7 matches. Unadkat played against the one-day internationals in 2013. At the same time, he took 14 wickets in 10 T-20 matches. Unadkat has been in the best form since last two months. For Saurashtra, in the last five Ranji matches, take 29 wickets. Looking at the diversity and current form of bowling, Unadkat can be included in Khalil's place.

Kartik and Pant in second wicketkeeper
For the World Cup in the series against Australia, the place for the second wicketkeeper batsman will be a match between Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant. Karthik scored 33, 5, 0 and 38 not out in the last five matches of limited overs. Batting was not found in a match. During this, 4 catches while keeping a match against New Zealand in a match. At the same time, Pant scored 72 runs in three T20s. In the fourth Test played against Australia in Sydney, he was unbeaten 159 runs. In such a situation, depending on the selectors, who will be willing to prepare for the World Cup from among the experienced and young players.

13 players for the World Cup decided
For the World Cup the selectors have almost made selection of 13 players. These include Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Yuswendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhubaneswar Kumar, Jaspreet Bumrah and Mohammed Shami. BCCI can send 16 or 17-member team to England. For the remaining place, any of the likes of KL Rahul, Kartik, Pant, Khalil and Unadkat can be selected.

Tour of Australia tour

Format
Date
place
time

T-20
February 24
Visakhapatnam
7:00 pm

T-20
February 27
Bengaluru
7:00 pm

ODIs
02 March
Hyderabad
From 1:30 pm

ODIs
March 05
Nagpur
From 1:30 pm

ODIs
March 08
Ranchi
From 1:30 pm

ODIs
March 10
Mohali
From 1:30 pm

ODIs
March 13
Delhi
From 1:30 pm

                
                
                
            

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