Yuvraj Singh (left) will reunite with former India teammates MS Dhoni (right) and Virat Kohli © AFP
Yuvraj Singh (left) will reunite with former India teammates MS Dhoni (right) and Virat Kohli © AFP

India have announced the Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for the tour of Australia. In news that will be encouraging and heartwarming to hoardes of Indian fans, Yuvraj Singh is set to make a return. MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli as expected will retain their leadership roles of captain and vice captain respectively. Suresh Raina has made it exclusively to the T20I squad and will look to make an impact to stake claim ODI squads in the future. Similarly, Yuvraj Singh will look to use this as a platform to relaunch his once waning career as is the case with his Punjab teammate Harbhajan Singh. ALSO READ: India squad for ODI series of Australia

The squad also sees the inclusion of Hardik Pandya as an exclusive to the T20 side. Mohit Sharma is neither in the T20I or One-Day International (ODI) squad owing to some fitness issues. Mohammed Shami makes a comeback after a lengthy injury lay-off and will be his first international assignment after a vastly successful ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. He will feature in the ODI squad as well. ALSO READ: Ravindra Jadeja makes comeback to India ODI squad for tour of Australia

The batting line-up will consist a core of familiar names such as Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Kohli, Raina, Dhoni, Yuvraj and Ajinkya Rahane. The all-rounders will be Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin. Harbhajan Singh, Umesh Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ashish Nehra are included in the T20I squad as bowlers. ALSO READ: Yuvraj Singh included in India’s T20I squad for Australia tour 2015-16

India T20I squad for Australia: MS Dhoni (c & wk), Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Harbhajan Singh, Umesh Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra