The Board of Control in India (BCCI) announced the 18 players squad for the upcoming India Tour of Australia. Shikhar Dhawan retained his position, Murali Vijay, Rohit Sharma return.
Parthiv Patel has also been include in the squad as the second choice wicket-keeper with Rishabh Pant staying as the primary choice.
Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar form the sea attack. The spin department will be led by R Ashwin Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja.
Ravindra Jadeja, who has been in brilliant form since his return in England, has also been added to the Test squad for the tour of Australia. In fact, India have three spinner in the side- R Ashwin and kuldeep Yadav.
The selectors also announced the squad for the first four day game against New Zealand A and it feature most of the top Indian Players.
India Squad for 4 Tests:
Virat Kohli (C), M Vijay, KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Parthiv Patel, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
India A Squad against New Zealand:
M Vijay, Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane (C), Parthiv Patel (WK), K Gowtham, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, Rajneesh Gurbani, Vijay Shankar, KS Bharath