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India's team for Australia series: This could be the likely squad

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India eventually won the match by 7 wickets and completed a 9-0 clean sweep of Sri Lanka on the tour, which included 3 Test wins, followed by 5 ODI wins and the tour concluded with yet another comprehensive win in the T20I.

Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal will be India's spinners as the Virat Kohli-led side continues to build toward the 50-over World Cup in 2019 in England and Wales.

The presence of former India cricketer S. Sriram as the spin bowling coach added value to the side, said Smith.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday rested star spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin on the basis of rotation policy and recalled pacers Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami to the 16-man squad for the first-three One-Day International (ODI) against Australia scheduled from September 17.

The other ODIs will be played in Kolkata (September 21), Indore (September 24), Bengaluru (September 28) and Nagpur (October 1). I think Axar Patel has done pretty well. Kohli chose to bowl and when Tharanga was asked what he would have done had he won the toss, he too said that he would have made a decision to bowl, given the overcast conditions at Colombo. "They are playing some really good cricket".

The visiting team arrived on Friday, September 8, and the limited overs series is expected to be a cracker, with both teams known for their world-class players. And a lot of times, there were some on-field incidents which spiced up the entire contest. "It is always a hard fought contest playing against India and we are excited about the challenge of playing here".

Indian selectors will face some interesting choices as they meet to select the squad for the upcoming series against Australia considering the available talent pool at their disposal.

Smith indicated that flat tracks and big totals were on the cards.

Australia T20 squad: Steve Smith (c), David Warner, Jason Behrendorff, Dan Christian, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Patrick Cummins, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Tim Paine, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa. "We'll see what we're presented with but it could be the same again".

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