Mumbai : ICC World Cup 2023 champion Australia will continue its tour in India. The T20 series between India and Australia is going to start. This is a five match series. Team India played three one-day internationals against Australia before the start of the World Cup tournament. It is known that they won the series by 2-1.
Following this, the T20 series will start. This T20 series will start on 23rd of this month. Visakhapatnam Stadium is the venue for this. This is a series of five matches. These are scheduled on 23rd, 26th, 28th, 1st and 3rd of December. Along with Visakhapatnam, these matches are scheduled to be held in Thiruvananthapuram, Guwahati, Nagpur and Bangalore.
The BCCI Selection Committee has announced a 15-member squad for this series. Suryakumar Yadav was appointed as captain. Dashing opener Ruthuraj Gaikwad.. received the reins of vice captaincy. This is a team with all T20 specialists.
Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah.. none of the regular players were taken. It gave them rest. All the players who have shown their potential in the IPL grabbed the golden opportunity to play five T20 matches against Australia. All the players selected for this series are players playing in different IPL franchises.
Criticism is being raised for not selecting wicket keeper batsman Sanju Samson from Kerala in this team. Sanju is captaining Rajasthan Royals in IPL. The BCCI selectors are angry that they have done him injustice. The hashtag JustceforSanjuSamson is trending.
So far he has played for the national team. He made remarkable runs. Samson, who played 12 innings in 13 ODIs, scored 390 runs. It has three half-centuries. Batting average 55.71. Personal highest score 86. Unbeaten five times.
He has a good track record in T20 Internationals as well. Sanju Samson who played 21 innings in 24 matches scored 374 runs. Individual highest runs 77. Batting average 19.68. Strike rate.. 133.57. Despite having the experience of playing internationals.. Criticism is being expressed for not selecting him.
Team India announced by BCCI – Suryakumar Yadav (captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad (vice-captain), Ishan Kishan, Yashaswi Jaiswal, Tilak Verma, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (wicket keeper), Washington Sundar, Akshar Patel, Shivam Dubey, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh , Prasam Krishna, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar.
Cricket Australia has already announced the team that will face India in this T20 series. It includes- Matthew Wade (captain) Jason Behrendorff, Sean Abbott, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Travis Head, Josh Inglis (wicket keeper), Spencer Johnson, Glenn Maxwell, Tanveer Sangha, Matt Short, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Made room for Adam Zampa.