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The Indian cricket team has to face Australia in a 3-match ODI series to strengthen its preparations for the ODI World Cup 2023. This series is going to start from 22nd of this month. Team India has been announced for this series. Ravichandran Ashwin has once again been included in the team after years. Captain Rohit Sharma has given a big statement on the inclusion of Ashwin in the team.
Why was Ashwin included in the team?
Rohit said at the time of team announcement that every game we play is important. Despite winning the Asia Cup, we had to stay at a neutral venue. The atmosphere in the team is very good, now our focus is on the World Cup. Rohit Sharma further said that Ashwin has been playing continuously in Tests, he has a lot of experience. His selection was in his mind. Will answer where he stands in the match against Australia.
It has been a wonderful career
Ashwin last played an ODI match for Team India in January 2022. That means, after about 21 months, this player will be seen back playing ODI matches for the team. Ashwin has played 113 ODI matches for Team India in which he has taken 151 wickets.
Indian team for the first two ODIs against Australia:
KL Rahul (captain), Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, Tilak Verma, Prasidh Krishna, R Ashwin, Washington Sundar.
Indian team for the third ODI:
Rohit Captain (captain), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, Hardik Pandya, Virat Kohli, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel (for fitness On base), Ravichandran Ashwin, Washington Sundar
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