The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Friday, January 14 announced the 17-member squad for the first two Test matches of the Border Gavaskar Trophy against Australia.
Suryakumar Yadav, who has been in a great form lately has been rewarded with a Test call-up. In another interesting addition, left-handed wicketkeeper-batter Ishan Kishan has also earned his maiden call-up to the Test squad.
Ravindra Jadeja, meanwhile has been picked in the squad, but the BCCI has stated that his inclusion in the squad is subject to fitness. Rohit Sharma, who missed the two-match Test series against Bangladesh due to a thumb injury, will return to lead India in the first two matches against Australia.
Australia’s tour of India 2023 will start with the 4-match test series with the first test starting on 9th February at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur. Delhi (Arun Jaitley Stadium), Dharamsala (HPCA Stadium) and Ahmedabad (Narendra Modi Stadium) will host the other tests of the series.
India’s Test Squad for the First Two Tests against Australia:
Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), R. Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Suryakumar Yadav.