India will be playing Australia in the 5-match T20I series. The Men in Blue lost the final of the ODI World Cup 2023 against the same opponent. Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan are the only players who were part of the World Cup squad and will also play in the upcoming bilateral series. Surya will be leading India for the first time in his career, the batter has experience leading the side in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the absence of Rohit Sharma.
Yuzvendra Chahal has again been snubbed from team India as the leg-spinner has not been a part of the team recently. Chahal was also not picked for the recently concluded ODI World Cup. After he was snubbed, he posted a cryptic post, with just a single smiley emoticon on his social media handle.
Chahal has picked 96 wickets at an average of 25.09 in 80 T20Is. The leg-spinner has not found his place in the team as India wants a bowler who can bat lower down the order and that is one main reason he has been snubbed all the time. Along with him Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Sanju Samson are not also not part of the squad.
I do feel a little bad: Yuzvendra Chahal
In a recent interview, speaking about his ODI World Cup omission, "I understand that only fifteen players can be a part because it's a World Cup, where you can't take 17 or 18. I do feel a little bad, but my motto in life is to move on. I'm used to it now, it's been three World Cups (laughs). That's why I came here [at Kent] to play because I want to play cricket somewhere, somehow."
India has played some excellent games of cricket in the ODI World Cup winning 10 matches in a row.
India's T20I squad:
Suryakumar Yadav (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad (vice-captain), Ishan Kishan, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Shivam Dubey, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar and Shreyas Iyer (will also join the squad for the last two T20Is as vice-captain).