The Indian cricket team for the upcoming T20I series against Australia, starting from November 23, 2023, in Visakhapatnam, has been announced. Suryakumar Yadav will lead the team as the captain for this five-match series. The decision to appoint Yadav as the captain comes as the regular captain, Hardik Pandya, has been advised to rest for six to eight weeks by the medical team due to fitness concerns.
Suryakumar Yadav, known for his impressive performances in T20 cricket, will have Ruturaj Gaikwad as the vice-captain. The squad consists of a mix of experienced players and new faces, including Ishan Kishan, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, and Jitesh Sharma as the wicketkeeper. Washington Sundar is also part of the team.
VVS Laxman, the head of the National Cricket Academy, will coach the Indian team for this series. The series is seen as a significant opportunity for the new-look Indian team to make a mark under the leadership of Suryakumar Yadav, and it will be interesting to see how the team performs under his captaincy.