India squad for South Africa T20Is announced

Team India has announced a 19-man squad for their upcoming home year T20I series against South Africa. KL Rahul, who recently led Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) to the finish line in the IPL 2022 top four, will be captain in the absence of regular captain Rohit Sharma. Wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant will be Rahul’s lieutenant.

Rohit, Virat Kohli and Jasosystem Bumrah have all been rested and will take part in the July tour of England, which includes several warm-ups and a one-off test that has been postponed for 2021.

India’s squad for the South Africa series includes all-star performers at IPL 2021. SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) young showman Umran Malik, who has scored 21 goals in 13 games this season, has taken the hit. get his first call. Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan and Harshal Patel have also been selected.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) biggest match winner this season, Dinesh Karthik, has received his well-deserved comeback chance. Kuldeep Yadav, who was picked but played just one game in India’s final T20I series, has kept his spot following a chart-topping performance for Delhi Capitals (DC) this season.

All-round Hardik Pandya, after looking fit and in brilliant form with the stick for the Gujarat Titans (GT), has also returned to his India. Venkatesh Iyer, considered his only contest, has held his ground. Axar Patel and Deepak Hooda will take the remaining two places among the finalists, while also helping in the shooting department.

Umran Malik wins the 13th consecutive fastest delivery award, he hit 154.8 km/h tonight.

Foot-turners Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravi Bishnoi remain in the team, while T20 World Cup participants Varun Chakravarthy and Rahul Chahar continue to be absent. Youngsters Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan along with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Shreyas Iyer will shoulder the batting responsibility.

Suryakumar Yadav is the most notable name because of his absence, which shows that he has yet to recover from his muscle strain. Meanwhile, Rahul Tripathi and Sanju Samson, who had great touches in the IPL, will find it very difficult.

Team India for South Africa T20Is

T20I Squad – KL Rahul (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (VC) (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Y Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, R Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik

Squad T20I – KL Rahul (Capt), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (VC) (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Y Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, R Bishnoi , Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik.


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