BCCI announces the squad for the ODI series against Australia for 1st two matches.

India team for ODI series against Australia: Rahul to lead first ODI, Sundar and Ashwin included in squad

BCCI announces the squad for the ODI series against Australia for 1st two matches.

India's Australia Squad ODIs: The entire list of players for the forthcoming three-match ODI series against Australia is available here.

R.Ashwin, an Indian off-spinner, was included to the squad for the forthcoming three-match series against Australia at home on Monday.

KL Rahul will captain India in the first two One-Day Internationals (ODIs) against Australia, which begin on September 22. R Ashwin also returns to the ODI squad and will be present for all three games. Meanwhile, senior pros Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have been rested for the first two games, but will return for the third. Meanwhile, Axar Patel's fitness remains in doubt, with chief selector Ajit Agarkar "hoping" that the all-rounder will be available for the last match. Axar got injured during the Super 4 match against Bangladesh, which was a dead rubber. Washington Sundar was then called up as a last-minute replacement for the all-rounder for the Asia Cup. 

Meanwhile, Mohammed Siraj put up a spectacular performance in the Asia Cup final on Sunday, defeating Sri Lanka by ten wickets in Colombo. It was India's eighth Asia Cup championship, and the team will now try to maintain momentum in the 50-over game against Australia, following which India will play two warm-up matches before heading to the World Cup.

India and Australia are both considered favourites to win the World Cup, which will be held in India. Meanwhile, Australia has already named an 18-man squad for the three One-Day Internationals, with crucial players returning. 


KL Rahul (Captain), Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, Tilak Varma, Prasidh Krishna, R Ashwin, and Washington Sundar

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