Australia vs India 2018-19 Tests: Hardik Pandya has also been added to the squad and will with Mayank Agarwal and join the team ahead of the third Test that is slated to start on December 26 in Melbourne. Earlier, BCCI announced that opener Prithvi Shaw will no longer take part in the Test series vs Australia and Mayank Agarwal would be his replacement. Hardik Pandya has recovered well from the injury he picked up during the Asia Cup, which also ruled him out of the West Indies series, but recently bagged a five-wicket haul for Baroda and that seems to have impressed the selectors, who have added him to the Indian set up. Also Read - Prithvi Shaw Slams Double Century in Vijay Hazare Trophy Sets Several Records | WATCH
Hardik Pandya would add a lot of value to the team with the bat and the ball and Mayank Agarwal, who has impressed in the Indian domestic circuit is expected to deliver now that he has finally got his opportunity. Also Read - 3rd Test: England Speak to Match Referee Javagal Srinath Regarding Umpiring Decisions But no Official Complaint Lodged
BCCI also announced their squad for the 3rd and the Test.
India’s squad for 3rd & 4th Test against Australia: Virat Kohli, M Vijay, L Rahul, Pujara, Rahane, Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Parthiv Patel, R Ashwin, Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Mayank
Rohit Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin, who is missing the Perth Test due to injuries have been retained in the squad.
After winning the Adelaide Test and taking a 10-0 lead in the series, the tourists are in a spot of bother in the ongoing Test at Perth, where they still need 175 to win and have merely five wickets in hand with only the tail to follow after Rishabh Pant and Hanuma Vihari.