Former chairman of selectors MSK Prasad feels sending a squad of 26 players on Australia tour will ensure that India can be divided into two groups and a warm-up game could be played during the quarantine period.
MSK Prasad, former chief national selector, made it clear that it was Suresh Raina's poor form during the 2018-19 domestic season which kept him from making a comeback into the Indian team.
Along with two changes in the senior men's selection committee, the entire women's selection panel will be overhauled while the junior men's committee will feature two changes.
Jasprit Bumarh has returned to the Indian squad after a gap of four months, while Rohit Sharma and Mohammed Shami have been rested for Sri Lanka T20Is.
MSK Prasad said the selection committee is keeping an eye on the likes of Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson and a few others as backup wicket-keepers to take the workload off Rishabh Pant.
KL Rahul's failure has given the selectors a headache whether to persist with him or give some other player, like Rohit Sharma, a chance at the top of the order.
National chairman of selectors MSK Prasad on Tuesday hit back at his detractors for constantly demeaning his panel owing to its modest international record.
Team India chief selector MSK Prasad made it clear that his committee can't be accused of "bias or favouritism".
At the BCCI conclave held in March, most teams were happy with the use of the SG Test balls in the Ranji Trophy
While most of India's Test wins have come at home, Prasad feels that going into a tough tour with so many victories is a good thing.