The Board of Control for Cricket in India has announced the squad for the upcoming three-match ODI series against Australia, scheduled to kick off on September 22.
KL Rahul is set to lead the team in the first two ODIs, with Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma taking a break, along with Hardik Pandya. The senior players will make their comeback in the third ODI, where Rohit Sharma will resume captaincy.
In another notable development, the Indian cricket board has made a major decision to reintroduce the star spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in the ODI setup as they included him in the squad for all the three matches.
Tilak Varma, who recently made his debut for India during the final of the Asia Cup 2023, has also earned a spot in the squad. Ruturaj Gaikwad has also been named in the squad, who is set to open the innings for India alongside Shubman Gill in the absence of Rohit Sharma.
Meanwhile, Suryakumar Yadav’s inclusion in the squad has left fans perplexed, as he has yet to establish himself in the 50-over format despite several chances. Many Indian cricket fans believe Sanju Samson deserved a fairer chance and have voiced their dissatisfaction with the board’s decision.
Here’s how fans are reacting to Sanju Samson’s snub: