The current selectors will choose the team in the second or third week of October for Team India’s tour of Australia later this year. The four-year term of the three selectors in the Senior Selection Committee is coming to an end on September 30. It includes Devang Gandhi, Jatin Paranjpe, and Sarandeep Singh. But instead of choosing new selectors in the current situation, BCCI can give extensions to them.
According to the news agency, the Board of Cricket Advisory Committee of the three members headed by Madan Lal has not yet been asked for an interview to fill the positions of the three selectors. The source attached to the board said that it is true that the Board has not yet asked the CAC to choose new selectors.
A source attached to the board further revealed that the tenure of Chief Selectors MSK Prasad and Gagan Khoda also ended in September 2019. But the board also retained them till March this year. In such a situation, if Devang, Jatin, and Sarandeep Singh are given extensions, then there is no mistake in this.
Due to Corona infection, the BCCI may send 23–25 players on the tour to Australia in November – December. Pakistan and West Indies had recently sent the same number of players to the England tour. Having more players will not require calling the bowlers from outside for bowling on the net. If players playing on behalf of the India-A team go on a tour, then 4 days of first-class matches will be played in Bio Secure Bubble.
The India-Australia tour will begin with the Brisbane Test on 3 December. The Indian team will play their first day-night Test abroad in Adelaide on 11 December. After this, the first match of the ODI series will be played in Perth on 12 January.