IND vs AUS: Kohli granted paternity leave, to return after first Test, Rohit Sharma added to squad

By Rajan Nath - November 09, 2020 4:11 pm

Indian skipper Virat Kohli has been granted paternity leave by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). He will return to India after the first AUS vs IND Test in Adelaide. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma has been included in India's Test squad for the Australia tour.

Likewise, Sanju Samson has been included as an additional wicketkeeper in India's ODI squad for the Australia tour.

Virat Kohli granted paternity leave andwill return after 1st AUS vs IND Test Adelaide. Rohit Sharma included in Test squad for Australia tour.

Ishant Sharma has been undergoing his rehab at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. He will be added to India’s Test squad for the Australia tour after he regains match fitness.

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A call on the availability of Wriddhiman Saha, who has hamstring injuries, will be taken later, the Board announced.

Virat Kohli granted paternity leave andwill return after 1st AUS vs IND Test Adelaide. Rohit Sharma included in Test squad for Australia tour.

The All-India Senior Selection Committee met on Sunday to pick certain replacements for AUS vs IND series after receiving injury reports and updates from the BCCI Medical Team.

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Virat Kohli informed the BCCI about his plans to return to India after the first Test in Adelaide and therefore, the BCCI granted paternity leave to the Indian captain and hence he will return after the first AUS vs IND Test in Adelaide.

Virat Kohli granted paternity leave andwill return after 1st AUS vs IND Test Adelaide. Rohit Sharma included in Test squad for Australia tour.

Rohit Sharma has been rested for the ODIs and T20Is in Australia to regain full fitness and he has been included in India’s Test squad for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy ahead of the Australia tour.

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Varun Chakravarthy, the spinner has been ruled out of the T20I series owing to a shoulder injury while the selectors have named T Natarajan as a replacement.

Kamlesh Nagarkoti, the young fast bowler will not be able to travel to Australia as he is still working with the medical team on his bowling workload management.

The revised squads are as below:

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 (wicket-keeper).

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, Mohd. Siraj.

-PTC News

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