On Sunday, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the 15-man squad for the 3 T20Is against Australia. The Indian board made the announcement soon after the Men in Blue registered an easy seven-wicket win in the 5th ODI in Nagpur. Shikhar Dhawan, Dinesh Karthik, and Ashish Nehra make their return to the side, while in-form opening batsmen Ajinkya Rahane missed out. The Mumbai batsman, who took Dhawan's place in the ODI side against Australia, made the most of his opportunity with scores of 5, 55, 70, 53, and 61 respectively. Earlier, the stylish right-hander was declared Man of the Series on the West Indies tour. Commenting on his exclusion from India's T20 squad, the Mumbai batsman said he respects the selectors' decision. "Yes, so much cricket we play, the team management, selectors take a decision and we respect it. Speaking about the competition, it is necessary and it helps you to give your best performance. Whoever gets a chance does well for the team. I have always enjoyed the competition,"
The 29-years-old added that he would aim to convert his 50s into 100s in the future. "Yes, I am happy. The responsibility and the opportunity I was given, the way I was supposed to bat, I did. Definitely, I am happy with the form I have carried from the West Indies tour; I have made four consecutive fifties. "I could have converted the fifties into hundreds. It was in my mind to contribute, I shared three 100-run stands with Rohit and our aim was to give a good start to the team. In the future series if I get a chance I will convert the 50s into 100s,"