Team India has named their 12-member squad for the opening Twenty20 International fixture of the three-match series against Australia starting from November 21 (Wednesday) at Gabba.
Meanwhile, India is on a two-month long tour taking on the Aussies on a series across formats. This will be their best opportunity to beat the hosts, who are going through a rough phase. On the other hand, India is coming from a series win against the Windies with all the players chipping in significantly.
However, the management surprisingly left out Manish Pandey, who featured in all the T20Is from the 12-man squad. Shreyas Iyer, Washington Sundar, and Umesh Yadav are the other three to be left out. The management has Rishabh Pant as the designated wicket-keeper like the Windies series; however, Dinesh Karthik donned the gloves. It will be interesting to see if Rishabh Pant keeps the wickets in the absence of MS Dhoni.
India’s 12-man squad for the 1st T20I against Australia: