Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya set to miss first 2 ODIs against Australia – The Indian Express

Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya will not play first two ODI’s in the upcoming Australia series. The decision was taken considering work load management, as revealed in a press conference on Monday.
The Indian team are recently coming off a grueling Asia Cup where they defeated Sri Lanka in the final by 10 wickets to clinch their 8th title.
The three players will return to the starting XI in the 3rd match of the series. Additionally, Ravichandran Ashwin was also included in the squad for the Australia series as well in place of the injured Axar Patel.
Squad for the 3rd & final ODI:
Rohit Sharma (C), Hardik Pandya, (Vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel*, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, R…
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 18, 2023
In place of Rohit, KL Rahul will be leading the Indian team in the first 2 ODI matches. Axar’s selection in the third and final ODI will be subject to fitness.
Off-spinner Washington Sundar has also been included in the squad for all three games and is another back up option for the World Cup.

The first ODI will be played in Mohali on September 22, second in Indore on September 24 and the third in Rajkot on September 27.
Squad for the first two ODIs: KL Rahul (captain), Ravindra Jadeja (vice-captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar, R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna.
Squad for third ODI: Rohit Sharma (captain), Hardik Pandya, (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel (subject to fitness), Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Mohammed Siraj.
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