The All-India Senior Choice Committee on Sunday named the squad for the upcoming five-match T20I sequence towards South Africa, starting June 9 on the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. The senior professionals — Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah have all been rested whereas kids, who’ve impressed within the ongoing IPL 2022, have been given a possibility. KL Rahul will probably be main the facet whereas tempo sensation Umran Malik has earned a maiden call-up.
Veteran wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik has additionally made his method again into the squad on the again of some robust performances for Royal Challengers Bangalore this season. Hardik Pandya, who’s main Gujarat Titans within the ongoing IPL season, has additionally returned to the squad. Hardik had final performed for India within the 2021 T20 World Cup in UAE. Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav are among the many main wicket-takers within the ongoing IPL season and therefore the duo have been named within the squad as nicely. Harshal Patel and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are additionally within the squad. Punjab Kings seamer Arshdeep Singh who has given robust performances has additionally earned a call-up to the nationwide facet.
Speaking in regards to the Check squad for the one-off Check towards England, all of the senior members will probably be again and Rohit Sharma will probably be again to steer the facet. KS Bharat has been named as back-up wicketkeeper to Rishabh Pant. Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj and Prasidh Krishna are the pace-bowling choices whereas Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja are the spin choices. Cheteshwar Pujara has additionally earned his place again within the squad on the again of robust performances for Sussex in County Championship Division 2.
Again to the T20I squad for the sequence towards South Africa, Mumbai Indians wicketkeeper-batter Ishan Kishan had an underwhelming IPL, however he has retained his spot, whereas Ruturaj Gaikwad is there within the workforce as nicely. The likes of Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel and Ravi Bishnoi are additionally part of the T20I squad. From the earlier T20I sequence towards West Indies and Sri Lanka, Venkatesh Iyer has retained his place.
India squad for SA T20Is: KL Rahul (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(vc) (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik.
TEST Squad – Rohit Sharma (Capt), KL Rahul (VC), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant (wk), KS Bharat (wk), R Jadeja, R Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohd Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Prasidh Krishna
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