The Indian cricket board’s nationwide choice panel on Saturday effected a number of modifications to the T20 Worldwide squad that received the T20I sequence in Australia 2-1 just lately. After being criticised for ignoring Suryakumar Yadav for Australia tour regardless of his stellar efficiency within the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL), the selectors included him within the 19-member squad for 5 T20Is in opposition to England beginning on March 12 in Ahmedabad.
Yadav’s Mumbai Indians teammate, Ishan Kishan, who hammered a record-setting 94-ball 173 (19x6s, 11x4s) in a Vijay Hazare Trophy match in opposition to Madhya Pradesh in Indore on Saturday, additionally will get a name up, together with Rajasthan Royals spin-bowling all-rounder Rahul Tewatia.
The three carried out properly within the IPL. Tewatia scored 255 runs and picked 10 wickets in 14 IPL video games for Rajasthan Royals whereas the Mumbai Indians’ batting duo Yadav (480 in 16 matches) and Kishan (516 runs in 14 matches) impressed as properly.
Kishan continued his kind in different Indian home video games, getting a 60 in T20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, apart from 173 within the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Saturday.
Spinner Varun Chakravarthy, recognized for unconventional and thriller spin bowling, additionally returns after lacking the Australia tour resulting from harm.
Nevertheless, Sanju Samson has been dropped after poor batting performances within the T20Is in Australia the place he aggregated simply 48 in three video games at a median of 16. He was picked forward of Rishabh Pant and Kishan as a back-up to KL Rahul.
Rahul has been picked as an everyday batsman with Pant as the principle wicketkeeper and Kishan as his back-up.
Manish Pandey, who acquired only one recreation to play within the T20I sequence and made solely two runs, too has been dropped.
Rohit Sharma who missed the white ball sequence in Australia returns as Virat Kohli’s deputy, changing KL Rahul within the function.
Axar Patel is available in for injured left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja.
Tempo bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been rested whereas Mohammed Shami, who’s recuperating from harm, too has been unnoticed. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who was injured in the course of the IPL 2020 within the UAE makes a return to the squad after proving his health within the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and the primary recreation of the Vijay Hazare one-dayers.
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
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