Umesh Yadav in India Squad: Umesh Yadav has been included in the team in place of Mohammed Shami, who was out of the Australia series after being found Kovid-19 positive. He has also reached Chandigarh at 7 am on Sunday. He reached the team hotel directly from the airport. The rest of the players of Team India have already reached here.
Seeing the speed with which Umesh was selected in place of Shami and he has reached Chandigarh, it is being speculated that Umesh is almost certain to play in the first T20 match against Australia. If this happens then Umesh will be seen in T20I after 43 months. Before this, he last played T20I in February 2019. This match was also played against Australia.
Strong performance in IPL made a comeback
IPL 2022 was a great one for Umesh Yadav. Playing for Kolkata Knight Riders, he took 16 wickets in 14 matches while bowling at an economy rate of 7. He was the lead bowler of KKR. He was able to give his team early success in almost every match.
Three T20Is will be played between India and Australia
The first match between India and Australia will be played in Mohali on 20 September. After a break of two days, both the teams will clash in Nagpur on 23rd September. The last match will be played on September 25 in Hyderabad. All three matches will start at 7.30 pm.
squads of both teams
Indian team: Rohit Sharma (capt), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, R.K. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav.
Australian team: Aaron Finch (c), Pat Cummins (vc), Ashton Agar, Tim David, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Matthew Wade, Cameron Green, Adam Zampa, Nathan Ellis, Daniel Seams, Sean Abbott.