Indications are that Sanju Samson may return to the Indian team through the T20 series against Australia (India vs Australia T20). Sanju last wore the Indian jersey in the T20 series against Ireland in August. After this, he did not get a place in the team in the Asia Cup and ODI World Cup. The fans are hoping that Sanju will return to the Indian team as it is certain that India will give rest to the senior players from the series against Australia. There are indications that the BCCI will announce the Indian team for the Australian series on Wednesday, when the first semi-final of the ODI World Cup will take place. That means the semi-day has become crucial for Sanju too.
Hardik Pandya will not play
Star all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who was ruled out of the World Cup midway due to injury, has confirmed that he will not play in the series against Australia. Earlier, Hardik was injured during the World Cup match against Bangladesh. BCCI’s medical team has advised Hardik to rest for six to eight weeks after sustaining a left ankle injury. With the certainty that Hardik will not play, India is forced to find a new captain for the series against Australia.
Asian Games stars to the team
ESPN Cricinfo reports that India will rest most of the players in the Indian team, which is currently playing the ODI World Cup, from the Aussie series. Therefore, the players of the team who won the gold medal for India in the recent Asian Games will be called to the Indian squad again. India became champions in the Asian Games under the leadership of Ruturaj Gaekwad. It is indicated that Yashaswi Jaiswal, Tilak Verma, Rinku Singh and Jitesh Sharma who were in the team then will be called to the Indian team once again.
Competitions are like this
The first match of the T20 series between India and Australia will be played in Visakhapatnam on the 23rd of this month. The second match will be played on 26th at Kariyavattam Sports Hub. The third match will be played in Guwahati on November 28, the fourth match in Nagpur on December 1 and the fifth match in Hyderabad on December 3.
Here is the Australian team
Cricket Australia has already announced the Australian team for this series. Other players in the team led by wicketkeeper batsman Matthew Wade are: Matthew Shott, Tim David, Steve Smith, Travis Head, David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Sean Abbott, Josh Inglis, Than Vir Sanga, Nathan Ellis, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Samp , Spencer Johnson.