India Test squad for Australia tour announced; Rohit, Vijay, Parthiv return

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"So they will be getting a chance to keep and bat", Prasad said.The first T20I match between India and West Indies will take place on November 4, at the Eden Gardens cricket stadium, Kolkata.

Dhoni led a "reluctant" India to the inaugural World T20 Cup title in 2007, which indirectly helped cricket give birth to its most lucrative and famous league - the IPL. He is all geared up for this game which could be a series victor. Instead, the MSK Prasad-led selection panel have chosen Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik as Team India's wicket-keeping options.

In some of the other decisions, Murali Vijay has been brought back in the Test squad for Australia along with Ishant Sharma, who is fit again.

T20I series in Australia: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed. He played the Duleep Trophy and whatever matches that happened, he batted well.

The Indian selectors have included batsman Rohit Sharma and opener Murali Vijay for the Test matches starting December 6 in Adelaide.

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Shahbaz Nadeem has named in the squad to face West Indies at home in the three T20Is.

Kohli, however, returns for the four-match Test series against Australia later this year with the BCCI's selection committee naming an 18-member team for the important assignment.

The selectors have also picked up India A team for first Four Day game against New Zealand A.

For three-match T20 series against Australia: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, K.L. Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav and Khaleel Ahmed.

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