IND vs AUS 2020-21: KKR mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy, who had earned a maiden national call-up to the India team as part of the T20I's squad for the India tour of Australia, has been ruled out of as BCCI announced a revised squad on Monday. Varun Chakravarthy had been picked for the three-match T20I series earlier. The official sources had reported that Chakravarthy picked an injury during IPL and the spinner is really struggling through a shoulder problem by virtue of it T Natarajan replaces him for T20I squad.
Tamil Nadu and IPL franchise SRH young pacer T Natarajan have been exceptional with the ball that helped his maiden call-up. In the absence of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the 29-year-old bowler from Tamil Nadu has been one of the highlights in this season up till now. He grabbed 16 wickets in 16 matches and impressed everyone with his perfect yorkers on a consistent basis at the death.
Moreover, Indian star batsmen 'Hitman' Rohit Sharma will go on a tour of Australia. Rohit Sharma has been included in the Indian Test team. After a conversation with Rohit Sharma, it has been decided that he will be given rest from ODIs and T20 series so that he can fit perfectly. So, Rohit Sharma will have to play Test series on Australia tour, BCCI confirms on revised squads on Monday.
At the same time, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has accepted the paternity leave of Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli. Kohli will return to India after the day-night Test against Australia in Adelaide.
Team India T20I squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (vice-captain and wicket-keeper), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, T Natarajan
Team India ODI squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul (vice-captain & wicket-keeper), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, Sanju Samson
Team India Test squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Mohammad Siraj