After Virat Kohli-led team India made the world record by beating Sri Lanka with 9-0, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the 16 members Indian squad for first three ODIs against Australia on 10 September.
BCCI took on Twitter to post the list of 16 Indian players for 5 matches ODI series between the two teams that will start on September 17.
Star Indian all-rounders Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have once again been rested for the first three ODIs of the five-match series against Australia starting September 17.
Both were given rest for the recently concluded five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka which India won 5-0, as part of the rotation policy of the Board of Control for Cricket in India ( BCCI).
Meanwhile, Pacers Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav, who were also rested for the series against Lanka, have been included in the 16-member squad.
Spinners Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, who performed exceedingly well in the series, have been retained in the ODI squad, which played against Sri Lanka. The only change in the squad was the omission of fast bowler Shardul Thakur.
India squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami.
The selections of Indian squad, however, did not go down well with Twitterati and they called this team a result of the 'RCB quota' given by Virat Kohli.
Here are some of the twitter reactions for the same:
Earlier CSK quota (ash jad raina) now RCB quota (chahal rahul jadhav) still No @DineshKarthik— Boobalan Subramani (@ksboobalan27) September 10, 2017
Rahul,rahane,jadav,chahal -result of chamchagiri lol— ROHIT SHARMA (@SRKrider1) September 10, 2017
Dhoni csk team banata tha kohli rcb team bana raha hain— sumanta yuvi (@sumantajha7) September 10, 2017
But the fact is CSK quota done a better job than RCB quota..😂😂— Prabu Sundaramurthy (@prabusundar96) September 10, 2017
Is this Indian Team or RCB?— Durotan (@saiyan_speaks) September 11, 2017
RCB quota won't help you in winning series against Australia. You all are ignoring the facilities of experienced players like Raina & Yuvi.— Aditya Kashyap (@geekyaadi) September 10, 2017
Rahul is in the team because of RCB quota.Virat-Rahul-Jadhav-Chahal— Aanand (@akkilife) September 10, 2017