India retain same squad that beat Bangladesh in the one-off Test in Hyderabad for the first two Tests against Australia. India's home season continues as they host Australia for a four-match Test series which begins from February 23 in Pune. (Source: PTI)
Virat Kohli, who has been in sublime form with the bat, will captain team India against Australia in the four-match Test series. In the on-going home season, skipper Kohli has scored 1206 runs in nine matches where the right-handed batsman has hit four centuries and two half-centuries. His double hundred against Bangladesh in Hyderabad was his fourth double ton. By doing so he became the only batsman to hit four 200s in four successive Tests series. (Source: PTI)
Murali Vijay, 32-year old, will open India's batting against Australia. Vijay has had a successful home season with 658 runs in 16 innings. The right-handed batsman has hit three hundreds and two fifties. (Source: PTI)
KL Rahul will accompany Murali Vijay as the other opener. Rahul has not been in his best form as he just managed to score 12 runs in two innings against Bangladesh in Hyderabad. (Source: PTI)
Cheteshwar Pujara, India's Test main stay, has been solid at number three. The right-handed batsman has played 44 Tests and has managed to score 3393 runs with 10 tons and 13 half-centuries. He scored 83 and 54 against Bangladesh. (Source: PTI)
Ajinkya Rahane, who missed the last two Test against England, made a brilliant comeback against Bangladesh. He scored 82 and 28 runs in two innings in the one-off Test in Hyderabad. Rahane along with captain Virat Kohli has given strength to India's middle order. (Source: (Source: AP)
Wriddhiman Saha to be the only wicketkeeper in the Indian squad for the first two Tests. Saha scored his second Test century against Bangladesh in the first innings in Hyderabad. (Source: AP)
Ravindra Jadeja, who has been India's second best spinner. Jadeja has been very crucial in India's middle order. The left-handed player has scored 700 runs and has taken 61 wickets. (Source: AP)
Team India relies on Ravichandran Ashwin for his spin bowling and batting ability.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ishant Sharma played crucial roles in India's 208 run win over Bangladesh. Ishant claimed two wickets in Bangladesh's second innings. (Source: PTI)
Hardik Pandya is yet to make his Test debut for India. Pandya has been a main stay in T20I and ODIs.
Umesh Yadav has led India's pace attack. Umesh has claimed 13 wickets in eight Test matches in the on-going home season. (Source: AP)
Jayant Yadav, who missed a chance to play against Bangladesh, has played against New Zealand and England.
Karun Nair has played three Tests for India, where the youngster became second Indian batsman to hit a triple hundred. (Source: PTI)
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