Siraj turned out to be one of the architects of India's success and successfully stepped into the shoes of his senior pace colleagues after making his debut in the series-turning second Test in Melbourne.
"I can't believe the fallout from this Test is his captaincy, that's just an absolute joke," Handscomb told reporters.
India vs Australia: Ian Healy lashes out at Tim Paine, says 'desperate and petty' Aussies overstepped the mark in Sydney
Ian Healy lashed out at Australia skipper Tim Paine for for sledging India's Ravichandran Ashwin on the final day.
India vs Australia: Ravindra Jadeja ruled out of fourth Test after sustaining dislocated thumb in Sydney
Jadeja was hit on the thumb by a bouncer from Australia paceman Mitchell Starc while batting in his team's first innings in Sydney. The third match ended in a draw with the series tied at 1-1.
India vs Australia: 'Peak of rowdy behaviour', Virat Kohli responds to Indian team facing racist abuse in Sydney
On Saturday and Sunday, Siraj and senior bowler Jasprit Bumrah were allegedly subjected to multiple abuses including racist slurs like "Brown Dog" and "Big Monkey", which led to eviction and subsequent arrest of six Australian spectators.
India vs Australia: Disappointing a 'very mild' word for racism, this needs to be dealt with iron fist, says R Ashwin
Play was halted for a few minutes on the fourth day of the match after India pacer Mohammed Siraj complained of abuse from a section of the SCG crowd, leading to expulsion of some spectators and an unreserved apology from the host board.
India vs Australia: Visitors dealt with fresh injury blow as Ravindra Jadeja, Rishabh Pant taken to scans
Ravindra Jadeja's 28-run knock allowed India to limit Australia's first-innings lead to less than 100 but towards the end, a short ball from Mitchell Starc hit him on the gloves and he needed immediate medical attention.
India vs Australia: Wearing masks mandatory for fans attending third Test in Sydney, says NSW health minister
The announcement comes after a fan attending Boxing Day Test between India and Australia at the MCG in December tested positive for COVID-19.
India vs Australia: Navdeep Saini better suited to play Sydney Test due to his extra pace, says Ashish Nehra
While Shardul Thakur and T Natarajan are also in contention, the former left-arm pacer feels the selection of Saini for the Sydney Test, starting Thursday, is a no-brainer if one goes by pure cricketing logic.
India vs Australia: Unhappy Matthew Wade calls for consistent use of DRS after controversial Tim Paine dismissal
Wade made the statement after Paine was given out, caught behind off Ravindra Jadeja on the third day. The wicketkeeper- batsman was ruled out after the on-field call by Paul Reiffel was overturned by third umpire Paul Wilson.
India vs Australia: Team management has been unfair on both Rishabh Pant and Wriddhiman Saha, feels Gautam Gambhir
For Gambhir, it's not lip-service but actions that makes players secure, something that this current regime has failed, according to him.
India vs Australia: Visitors can script turnaround if batsmen cope with bounce well, says Darren Lehmann
India were bundled out for their lowest-ever Test score of 36 in their second innings at Adelaide Oval as Australia claimed an eight-wicket win in the first pink-ball Test to take a 1-0 lead in the Border-Gavaskar trophy.
India vs Australia: Virat Kohli laments team's 'worst batting performance' but says should not make mountain out of molehill
Kohli did speak about batsmen "lacking intent" to take forward the lead and although he didn't take names, Mayank Agarwal's approach (nine off 40 balls) in the morning was hard to explain when the team had a 62-run overnight advantage.
India vs Australia: Century in warm-up match a big confidence-booster ahead of Tests, says Rishabh Pant
Pant, who struggled with fitness and form in this year's IPL in the UAE, created a happy selection dilemma for the Indian team management by smashing a 73-ball 103 in the visitors' second innings against Australia A in the second practice game.
India vs Australia: Rohit Sharma clears fitness test, set to join visitors for last two Tests, confirms BCCI
Rohit Sharma had been undergoing rehabilitation at the NCA in Bengaluru along with pacer Ishant Sharma recently.
India vs Australia: Matthew Wade can be makeshift opener for first Test in David Warner's absence, says Michael Clarke
Wade had smashed back-to-back fifties in the last two T20Is against India. However, he has never batted higher than number five in Test cricket though he did open for Australia in 10 ODIs, averaging 30.60 with a highest score of 75.
India vs Australia: Steve Smith says he is pumped up to face visitors in Test series; not thinking about return to captaincy
Steve Smith skippered the team until he was banned for a year in 2018 over a brazen attempt under his watch to alter the ball with sandpaper in Cape Town.
India vs Australia: 'It can be very costly', says Virat Kohli on showing replay on screen before DRS referral
India lost the third T20 International by 12 runs and one of the reasons could be attributed to the fact that Wade, who could have been adjudged leg before off T Natarajan at a score of 50, got a lucky reprieve and added 30 more runs.
India vs Australia 2020 Highlights, 3rd T20I Match at Sydney, Full Cricket Score: Hosts clinch victory by 12 runs
India vs Australia 2020, Live Cricket Score, 3rd T20I Today’s Match: 27 off 6. And Abbott has been given the responsibility of bowling the last over. Sundar starts the over with a boundary before hitting the ball straight to Tye at backward point. Shardul smokes one over the cow corner fence for a maximum. India managed 14 runs off the last over but Australia have beaten the visitors by 12 runs. The series score-line stands at 2-1, in favour of India.
India vs Australia, 1st T20I takeaways: 'Chah-Deja', concussion, confusion and more from series-opener in Canberra
The concussion substitute’, and its usage and application, became the central talking point from Friday’s series-opener.