BCCI announced the Indian squad for the last two ODIs and it remains largely the same with some minor changes in the squad. Shikhar Dhawan has not been recalled to the team while Axar Patel has been recalled for the final two matches.
Dhawan, who was granted a leave for his personal reasons was expected to come back, but maybe the openers success so far have made the selectors to let the continue for a couple of more matches. The only change in the squad was the inclusion of Axar Patel, who was ruled out for a sprained ankle. His inclusion meant that Ravindra Jadeja has been excluded who was swapped in for injured Patel.
It also gives a clear indication that Axar will get his opportunities as he had a fantastic Sri Lanka tour, picking up six wickets. But the left arm spinner will have to fight for his place with Kuldeep Yadav, who himself has been a superb found for India and has done exceedingly well in the opportunities he has got.
Kohli led India have won the series already against the Aussies
Manish Pandey, who hasn’t been so successful with bat has retained his place in the team while it is expected that he will play the final matches as well. There are also Umesh Yadav and Mohammad Shami who haven’t yet played a match but may get a nod ahead of the pace spearheads as India have won the series already.
India clinched the series in Indore as now they have taken a lead of 3-0 in the series. The next match will be played in Bengaluru on 28th September.
India squad: Virat Kohli (Capt.), Rohit Sharma (Vice Capt.), KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Axar Patel