India's T20 Squad For Australia Series To be Revealed After World Cup 2023 Final
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As the much-anticipated IND vs AUS T20 series approaches, the Indian cricket squad for the series is shrouded in mystery. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) selection committee has deliberately delayed the announcement, awaiting the conclusion of the World Cup final 2023 on November 20.
According to Sources, the squad is set to be unveiled on Monday, November 20, and all selected players have already been notified to assemble in Visakhapatnam on November 21.
Ruturaj Gaikwad Frontrunner for Captaincy
With key players such as Hardik Pandya sidelined due to injury and Suryakumar Yadav set to be rested, the frontrunner for captaincy is Ruturaj Gaikwad. Gaikwad, who led India to an Asian Games gold medal, is likely to helm a second-string Indian team against Australia in the T20 series.
Notable names like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, and Suryakumar Yadav are expected to be rested, giving an opportunity for emerging talents to showcase their skills. The delayed squad announcement has kept fans in suspense, contrasting with Australia's early announcement of their team.
The five-match T20I series is scheduled to commence on November 23 in Vizag, just four days after the World Cup 2023 final, with the final game set for December 3 in Chinnaswamy.