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first_img“Australia tour will give selectors a chance to take a “Australia tour will give selectors a chance to take a look at other players. Suresh Raina not in the ODIs is a chance to see other players. He is still there in T20 team. In the last three years we have given chance to many youngsters but for World T20 we need experience,” Patil said, explaining the decision to include veterans. Patil said the decision to select the final XI will remain with the captain and team management. The teams batting has remained more or less the same with Dhawan, Rohit, Kohli, Rahane comprising the top-order in both the squads. Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel are the two specialist spinners while all-rounders Ravindra Jadeja and Gurkeerat Singh will provide more variety in the attack in ODI squad. The pace department will be spearheaded by Ishant and will have Shami, Umesh Yadav, Rishi Dhawan and Sran for support. India will open their tour with an ODI at Perth on January 12, followed by matches in Brisbane (Jan 15), Melbourne (Jan 17), Canberra (Jan 20) and Sydney (Jan 23). The T20s will be played at Adelaide (Jan 26), Melbourne (Jan 29) and Sydney (Jan 31). Squads: One-day: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh, Rishi Dhawan and Brainder Sran. Twenty20: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Harbhajan Singh, Umesh Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ashish Nehra. PTI KHS AT MRM MRMadvertisementlast_img

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