IND vs AUS T20: Virat Kohli, Team India members arrive at Mohali stadium for T20I against Australia

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IND vs AUS T20: Virat Kohli, Team India members arrive at Mohali stadium for T20I against Australia
IND vs AUS T20: Virat Kohli, Team India members arrive at Mohali stadium for T20I against Australia

IND vs AUS T20: Virat Kohli, Team India members arrive at Mohali stadium for T20I against Australia

IND vs AUS T20: Star Indian batter Virat Kohli and other members of Team India arrived at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Saturday ahead of the first T20I match against Australia, which will take place on September 20.

The three-match T20I home series against Australia will start on September 20 in Mohali. The next T20I match will take place in Nagpur on September 23, followed by the third and final T20I match in Hyderabad on September 25. Punjab Cricket Association took to Instagram to share pictures and videos of players arriving at the stadium.

Along with Kohli, players like Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, captain Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harshal Patel arrived at the venue. Indian head coach Rahul Dravid also reached along with his players.

Virat Kohli regained his form during the just finished Asia Cup 2022, finishing as the tournament’s second-highest run scorer and hitting his much awaited 71st international century.

In five games, Kohli amassed 276 runs at an average of 92.00, including one century and two half-centuries.

He was unable to lead his team to victory, though, as they placed third in the Super Four round of the competition. That was won by Sri Lanka and finished second by Pakistan.

All eyes are on the three ODIs and three T20Is against Australia that begin on October 28. As well as the home series against South Africa. These will be excellent match preparation for the Men in Blue. As they prepare for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. That will take place this year from October 16 to November 13.

India could not even qualify for semis the previous year as they crashed out of the competition in the Super 12 phase.

Pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel have made their return to the squad for the World Cup. And for Australia and also South Africa home series. Pacers Mohammed Shami and Deepak Chahar have been included in the squad for T20 World Cup as standby players and also feature in squads for the two home series.

India squad for ICC T20 World Cup:

Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.

Standby players – Mohd. Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Chahar.

India Squad for Australia T20Is:

Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohd. Shami, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah.

India squad for South Africa T20Is:

Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Mohd. Shami, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah.