Suryakumar to lead a young India T20I team against Australia; Axar returns, no place for Samson

Updated: Nov 20 2023 10:58PM

New Delhi, Nov 20 (PTI) The national selectors on Monday entrusted a set of next-gen stars under the leadership of Suryakumar Yadav with the task of taming Australia in the upcoming five-match T20I series, beginning from November 23 at Visakhapatnam.

After a draining campaign in the recent ODI World Cup, India expectedly did not pick many senior players in the 15-member squad, with only Suryakumar, pacer Prasidh Krishna and wicketkeeper batter Ishan Kishan crossing over for the T20Is.

The selectors felt that these three players have not played enough cricket to warrant workload management at this moment.