Australia v India: Rohit Sharma & Ishant Sharma left out of tour squad

India team celebrating in Sydney after winning a Test series against Australia in 2019
India last toured Australia in 2018-19, winning the Test and ODI series and drawing the T20 series

India have left injured batsman Rohit Sharma and pace bowler Ishant Sharma out of their squad for the tour of Australia starting next month.

Ishant will miss the remainder of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) in the United Arab Emirates after suffering an abdominal muscle tear.

Rohit has missed Mumbai Indians' last two games with a hamstring injury.

Both will be assessed before the tour, which includes four Tests, three one-day-internationals and three Twenty20s.

Rohit averages 46.54 with the bat in 32 Tests, while Ishant has taken 297 wickets from 97 five-day appearances.

India have named quick bowler Mohammed Siraj, who is uncapped in Tests, in their 18-man squad for that format, while Kolkata Knight Riders leg-spinner Varun Chakravarthy, uncapped in any format, earns a first call-up to the T20 squad.

It will be India's first international cricket since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, while Australia played ODI and T20 series in England this summer.

The white-ball matches will be held at the Sydney Cricket Ground and Canberra's Manuka Oval, with the ODI series beginning on 27 November, followed by the T20s from 4 December.

The Test series begins with a day-night match in Adelaide on 17 December. The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) will host the Boxing Day Test before the final two matches in Sydney and Brisbane.

On Monday, Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said he was "very confident" crowds would be allowedexternal-link at the Boxing Day Test.

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

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

T20 squad: Virat Kohli (capt), Mayank Agarwal, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul (wk), Navdeep Saini, Sanju Samson (wk), Mohammed Shami, Washington Sundar.

Schedule

ODI series

  • 27 Nov: 1st ODI, SCG
  • 29 Nov: 2nd ODI, SCG
  • 2 Dec: 3rd ODI, Manuka Oval

T20 series

  • 4 Dec: 1st T20, Manuka Oval
  • 6 Dec: 2nd T20, SCG
  • 8 Dec: 3rd T20, SCG

Test series

  • 17-21 Dec: 1st Test, Adelaide Oval (d/n)
  • 26-30 Dec: 2nd Test, MCG
  • 7-11 Jan 2021: 3rd Test, SCG
  • 15-19 Jan: 4th Test, Gabba