IND vs AUS: 3 Deserving Players Who Missed Out In India’s Test Squad for Australia. The BCCI, on Friday, announced India’s Test squad for the Australia series which will decide the fate of the ICC World Test Championship Final 2023. Rohit Sharma will be leading the side in the 4-match Test series which will commence on February 09.
Australia are on top of the World Test Championship Points Table, while Team India sits at the 2nd spot followed by Sri Lanka and South Africa. The hosts will have to win 3 out of the 4 matches in the Border-Gavaskar trophy to qualify for the WTC final alongside the Aussies.
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India Test squad for Australia first 2 Tests- IND vs AUS- Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (vc), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Suryakumar Yadav.
Mitchell Starc has been ruled out of the first Test of the series and Peter Handscomb is also facing a race against time to be fit for the series. The four Tests will be played in Nagpur, Delhi, Dharamshala, and Ahmedabad respectively followed by a 3-match ODI series between the two sides as part of their preparation for the 2023 ODI World Cup.
Australia Test squad for India tour: IND vs AUS: Pat Cummins (capt), Ashton Agar, Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Lance Morris, Todd Murphy, Matthew Renshaw, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner.
IND vs AUS: 3 Deserving Players Who Missed Out In India’s Test Squad for Australia
Prithvi Shaw, who has so far appeared in five Test matches for India, most recently against Australia on December 17–19, 2020 in Adelaide, regained his form after struggling in the first four games of the Ranji Trophy 2022–23 campaign.
Prithvi Shaw had set the second-highest individual score In Ranji Trophy history with 379-run innings for Mumbai against Assam. He was selected in Indian team again for the upcoming T20Is against New Zealand but could’ve been recalled also for the first two IND vs AUS Tests.
Prithvi Shaw averages 42.37 in Tests with 1 ton and 2 fifties in 5 Tests amassing 339 runs, while in First Class, he averages 51.75 with 12 tons and 15 fifties amassing 3623 runs in 41 matches.