Team India has been announced for the Australia series. At the same time, former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has expressed his displeasure over the selection of KL Rahul in the Test team for this tour.
Indian Cricket Team is ready to play day-night Test in Australia: BCCI
Opener Smriti Mandhana's 37-ball 66 went in vain as Australia beat India by 11 runs to win the Tri-Nation Women's T20 Series here on Wednesday. Set a target of 156, India were all out for 144.
White ball vice-captain Rohit, who couldn't make the cut in the playing XI against the West Indies, is expected to be tried out as an opener after Hanuma Vihari and Ajinkya Rahane sealed slot Nos 5 and 6 in the batting order respectively. Rohit's last Test appearance for India was in the away series against Australia in 2018.
Bumrah was called a T20 specialist when he first burst into the scene but Kohli said the 25-year-old pacer has proved to be invaluable in all formats with his work ethic.
Rahane scored 81 and 102 -- his first Test hundred in two years during India's 318-run victory, which also earned him the 'Man of the Match' award.
India's pace spearhead finished with incredible figures of 8-4-7-5 while Ishant Sharma maintained his fine form with a 3 for 31 haul. The West Indies were bowled out for 100 in 26.5 overs chasing an improbable target of 419 on Sunday.
Rahane, who has not scored a hundred in more than two years, made 54 off 162 balls before a reverse sweep led to his dismissal on Monday, the last day of the match.