World Cup 2023 defeat: Rohit Sharma Out, BCCI announced new captain
Indian Cricket team lost world cup 2023 final match against Australia. Pat Cummins led Australia to lift the 6th world cup title. After the World Cup 2023 defeat, the BCCI announced a new captain for the T20 series against Australia.
Team India will play a five-match T20I series against Australia starting November 23, 2023 in Visakhapatnam. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced a new captain. Suryakumar Yadav has been appointed as the captain of the Indian team for the five-match T20I series against Australia starting November 23.
The team has a fresh look as most of the stars who were part of the Indian cricket team during the Cricket World Cup 2023 have been rested. Opener Ruturaj Gaikwad has been named vice-captain for the series against Australia. The hosts have selected only three players from the ODI Cricket World Cup 2023 squad – Parshid Krishna, Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar.
However, Shreyas Iyer will join the team for the last two T20Is in Raipur and Bengaluru and he will take over the role of vice-captain from Gaikwad. Thiruvananthapuram will host the second T20I while Guwahati will host the third T20I.
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India’s star all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who led the Men in Blue in several T20Is this year, will miss the Cricket World Cup league stage match against Bangladesh with an ankle injury. Sanju Samson did not make the squad. Among the players selected, the performances of Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Verma and Rinku Singh will be closely watched as India begin a phase where they want to give a chance to new faces, in the year 2024 T20 World Cup.
Among the bowlers are Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar and Ravi Bishnoi. All of them have a lot of experience in T20 and have played for India. Axar Patel, Washington Sundar and Shivam Dubey are the all rounders in the team. Jitesh Sharma is the back-up wicket keeper.
Team India Squad for T20 series against Australia:
Suryakumar Yadav (captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad (vice-captain), Ishan Kishan, Yassavi Jaiswal, Tilak Verma, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (WK), Washington Sundar, Akshar Patel, Shivam Dubey, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Pardish Krishna , Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar. Shreyas Iyer will join the team as vice-captain for the last two T20Is in Raipur and Bangalore.