The Indian cricket team has announced a 19-man squad for the 5-match T20I series against England. Virat Kohli will captain the side and Rohit Sharma will be his deputy.
Virat Kohli will lead and Rohit Sharma likewise returns as the T20 Vice Captain. Yet, above all Mumbai's Suryakumar Yadav has been picked in this crew as well. Yadav made an exceptional fan following for himself when he had a staredown with India commander Virat Kohli during the IPL in UAE. He has stayed a steady entertainer throughout the years in homegrown cricket and many idea it was time that he gets his due. At last at 30, he is near an India debut.
Other than them, Rahul Tewatia has additionally been named. The 27-year-old Tewatia pummeled five sixes off Sheldon Cottrell at the IPL to dominate a breathtaking match for Rajasthan Royals. Mumbai Indians' Ishan Kishan has additionally been remunerated for his sublime show at the IPL 2020 where he represented 516 runs at an astonishing normal of 57. Varun Chakrawarthy additionally got a spot. The Tamil Nadu spinner got harmed and was taken off subsequent to being named in the T20 crew for Australia visit.
India beat Australia when the last time they took field in T20 cricket. Meanwhile Indian players reached Ahmedabad yesterday and were mighty impressed with the facilities that were on offer.
Here is the squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Varun Chakravarthy, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Rahul Tewatia, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur.
Mumbai Indians' middle-order duo of Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan, Test hero and in-form Rishabh Pant were included in the squad. They were joined by seasoned pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and swashbuckling all-rounder Rahul Tewatia.
Meanwhile, recently-elevated captain of the Rajasthan Royals, Sanju Samson - who was inconsistent in India's last T20I series Down Under - has found himself out of the team.
As media reports alluded to earlier, pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah has been rested for the series as well. Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav, too, will remain on the sidelines for this series.
Still, much to the surprise of Team India fans, the duo was excluded from India's T20 tour of Australia. However, their consistent performances in India's recent domestic tournaments made it impossible for the selectors to ignore them.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar last played a T20I in December 2019 and in absence of Bumrah and Mohammed Shami, he will be raring to prove his abilities again.