India vs Australia squad 2020: Virat Kohli to miss last three Tests

Indian skipper Virat Kohli will play only the first Test against Australia and return home to attend the birth of his child.

India captain Virat Kohli will fly back from Australia ahead of the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) to attend the birth of his child.   -  Getty Images

India captain Virat Kohli will fly back from Australia ahead of the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) to attend the birth of his child. Kohli's wife, Anushka Sharma, is due to give birth in the first week of January.

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Kohli, who had led India to its maiden Test series win in Australia in 2019, is learnt to have informed the Board of his decision to return to India at the selection committee meeting to pick the squad.

"At the selection committee meeting held on October 26th, 2020, Mr Virat Kohli had informed the BCCI about his plans to return to India after the first Test in Adelaide," a BCCI release said. "The BCCI has granted paternity leave to the Indian captain. He will return after the first Test against Australia in Adelaide."

The schedule for India's tour to Australia was confirmed in October. The ODIs will start on November 27 followed by matches on November 29 and December 2. The T20Is will be held on December 4, 6 and 8 followed by the first of the four Test matches in Adelaide from December 17.

Revised squads

T20Is: Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (vice-capt, wk), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Sanju Samson (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, T Natarajan

ODIs: Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul (vice-capt, wk), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, Sanju Samson (wk)

Tests: Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-capt), Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Rishabh Pant (wk), Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Mohammed Siraj

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