In Rohit’s absence, KL Rahul will be Virat Kohli’s deputy in the white ball teams. Rohit picked up the injury during the ongoing IPL in the UAE. Pacer Mohammed Siraj is the fifth speedster in the Test squad while Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy has made it to the T2O International squad.
Fast bowler Ishant Sharma, who is nursing a muscle tear, and Rohit will be monitored by the BCCI medical team. There weren’t any surprises save for Chakravarthy’s inclusion in the T20 squad after his stellar show for KKR in IPL 2020.
The tour of Australia comprises three T20 Internationals, as many ODIs and four Tests. It is set to get under way on November 27.
T20I: Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (vc & wk), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Sanju Samson (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar and Varun Chakravarthy
ODI: Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul (vc & wk), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini and Shardul Thakur
Test: Virat Kohli (c), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Rishabh Pant (wk), Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin Varun and Mohammed Siraj