Team India Announced for T-20: First Chance to Suryakumar-Ishaan; Rahul Tewatia Also Got a Place In The Five-Match Series Against England from March 12
The Indian squad for the T-20 series against England starting March 12 has been announced on Saturday. The names of 19 players have been announced for the series. Mumbai Indians' Suryakumar Yadav, who had a stellar performance in the IPL last season, has been named in India's squad for the first time.
Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Ishaan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Yujvendra Chahal, Varun Patel, Washington Sundar, Rahul Tewatia, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini and Shardul Thakur.
Rest To Bumrah-Shami
Fast bowlers Jaspreet Bumrah and Mohammad Shamin have been rested. Shamin was injured during the Test series on the tour of Australia. Due to that, the trip was cut short. While Bumrah is part of the ongoing Test team against England.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar got a place again
Bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who was ruled out of India due to injury, has been named in the squad after 14 months. Bhubaneswar played its last international match on December 11, 2019 against West Indies. He is currently playing for Uttar Pradesh in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Suryakumar got a chance for this
IPL 2020 hero Suryakumar Yadav has got a chance for the first time in Team India. Many former players demanded that the batsman be given a chance in the T-20 for the Mumbai Indians. He was not included in the squad that toured Australia last year. Brian Lara of West Indies then said that Suryakumar Yadav is a class player. His technique is superb and he has the ability to bat well even under pressure. He needed to be included in the Indian team for the tour of Australia
Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kish got off to a great start in the Vijay Hazare Trophy campaign. Ishaan scored 173 off 94 balls against host Madhya Pradesh at Holkar Stadium in Indore. During this time he hit 11 sixes and 19 fours. Due to his captain's innings, Jharkhand scored 422/9 in 50 overs. In reply, the entire Madhya Pradesh team was bowled out for 98 in 18.4 overs and suffered a humiliating 324-run defeat.