This is the first selection after the new selection committee appointed by the BCCI has taken over the reins. Rohit Sharma will lead the Test team while KL Rahul will be the vice-captain. Ravindra Jadeja, who has been out of the team for the past few months due to injury, has been selected. But the final decision will be taken on his fitness.
Ishan Kishan and KS Bharat have been selected as wicketkeepers in the team. Rishabh Pant was injured in an accident and will not be available for selection for a few months. As a spinner R. Ashwin, Akshar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav. Shami will lead the fast bowlers.
This is the Indian 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, Ishan Kishan, R Ashwin, Akshar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Umesh Yadav , Jaydev Unadkat, Suryakumar Yadav.
Australia tour of India 2023
1st Test – 9th to 13th February, Nagpur
2nd Test – 17th to 21st February, Delhi
3rd Test- March 01 to 05, Dharamshala
4th Test – 09th to 13th March, Ahmedabad
First Match – 17th March, Mumbai
2nd Match – March 19, Visakhapatnam
Third Match – March 22, Chennai