India will play five ODIs and three T20 internationals in Australia with the first game starting on January 12.
Three other players who could be under spotlight are fit-again pacer Mohammed Shami, senior-most pacer Ishant Sharma and veteran batsman Murali Vijay, who has started batting in the middle-order in one-dayers for Tamil Nadu and also could be a back-up opener for an out of form Shikhar Dhawan.

The selectors will pick the squad, to be captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, keeping the ICC World T20 in mind although at least 12 players are likely to be automatic picks in both the formats.
With 23 wickets in his comeback against the Proteas, along with crucial runs (109 runs), the 27-year-old Saurashtra all-rounder should be back in the ODI squad after six months and likely to beat Axar Patel for the second spinner's slot with Ravichandran Ashwin being an obvious choice.

The other highlight of the selection meeting in the capital could be the selectors' take on whether to include Mohammed Shami in the squad. Shami, who had undergone knee surgery after World Cup, has just made his comeback to competitive cricket in the Vijay Hazare trophy.

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