Chetan Sakariya and Mukesh Choudhary, two Indian fast bowlers, will compete in the first T20 series, which will begin here next month.

Sakariya and Choudhary, who formerly played for the Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings of the Indian Premier League, respectively, will both spend time in Brisbane as part of a programme of exchange between Cricket Australia and the MRF Pace Foundation.

“Player and coaching exchanges between the MRF Pace Foundation and Cricket Australia have been in place for almost 20 years, with the two Indian players marking the resumption of the relationship that was paused due to COVID,” Cricket Australia said in a statement.

While Choudhary had a breakout season in this year’s IPL at CSK under Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Sakariya had made his ODI and T20I debuts against Sri Lanka last year. Choudhary took 16 wickets in 13 games. Sakariya will represent the Sunshine Coast in the Australian league, but the 26-year-old Choudhary will play for Wynnum-Manly.

The Indian team will practise at the Bupa National Cricket Centre and participate in the Queensland Bulls preseason activities in addition to competing. The games will be spread out over three weeks, from August 18 to September 4, with Allan Border Field serving as the site of the championship game.