India put up a sensational showing in Asia Cup 2023 and grabbed the silverware. Rohit Sharma & Co. put up a dominant display in the summit clash of the 16th edition of the continental tournament and thrashed Sri Lanka by 10 wickets.  Mohammed Siraj was the chief architect of the win as he wreaked havoc with the ball and picked up a six-wicket haul. After clinching their 8th Asia Cup title, the Men in Blue will turn their attention to the three-match ODI series against Australia, which is slated to get underway on September 22. Rohit Sharma Provides Fitness Update on Axar Patel, Shreyas Iyer Ahead of IND vs AUS ODI Series 2023.

India's ODI assignments against Pat Cummins & Co. will be their final dress rehearsal for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. Thus, they would want to bring their A-game into play and enter the upcoming marquee tournament in India with momentum by their side. It has been reported by Times of India that India's squad for the Australia series will be announced today on 18th September. Further, as per the report, Indian captain Rohit Sharma and Ajit Agarkar will attend a press conference at 8:30 pm IST (Indian Standard Time) to announce the team.

After the Asia Cup 2023 final, Rohit Sharma cleared the air surrounding the fitness of Shreyas Iyer and stated that the ace batter has almost achieved match fitness. Thus, Iyer is certain to be picked for the series against the Aussies. However, the selectors and the captain would need to brainstorm over the availability of Axar Patel on the side. Rohit Sharma Clicks Selfie with Fans and Police Officers on Arriving in Mumbai Following Asia Cup 2023 Triumph, Video Goes Viral.

Axar sustained an injury in the Asia Cup encounter against Bangladesh and is currently recovering from the same. The extent of the injury is still unknown and it will be interesting if he is selected for the ODI series against Australia. If the southpaw's injury is not expected to heal soon, then either Washington Sundar or Ravichandran Ashwin might be picked for the forthcoming games against the Aussies.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Sep 18, 2023 02:41 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website