Suryakumar Yadav has been named captain of a 15-member squad for the upcoming 5-match series against Australia. The squad includes 3 spinners and has notable omissions like Sanju Samson and Yuzvendra Chahal. The selection maintains continuity from the T20 World Cup team, with minimal changes. Yadav takes over the captaincy from Hardik Pandya, who is injured, and Ruturaj Gaikwad will serve as the vice-captain. Shreyas Iyer will join as the deputy for the remaining two matches. Left-arm spinner Axar Patel makes a notable return to the squad after missing the World Cup due to injury. Leg-break bowler Ravi Bishnoi and off-spinner Washington Sundar are also included in the spin department. Chahal, who has not played T20Is recently, expressed his sentiments on social media after being left out. The squad for the India vs Australia T20I series includes Suryakumar Yadav, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Shivam Dubey, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, and Mukesh Kumar.