Odiha News: The 19 man India squad for the upcoming T20 series against England has been announced starting next month. Left-handed wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan, Middle-order batsman Surya Kumar Yadav, and all-rounder Rahul Tewatia are included in the Indian squad for the first time.
Rishabh Pant and Bhubaneswar Kumar also make their comeback into the Indian T20 squad. Also, Varun Chakravarthy who showed his talent in IPL has been included in the team. Jasprit Bumrah has been given rest for the series.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been out of international cricket for a long time due to injury; Bhuvneshwar Kumar being fit is happy news not only for India but also for his IPL team Hyderabad because he is the leading bowler of both India and Hyderabad IPL team.
Regarding Suryakumar Yadav’s selection, the former cricketer had stated that he should have been included in Team India long ago. Suryakumar Yadav has been performing well since the last 5 IPL, whether for Kolkata Knight Riders or Mumbai Indians.
Ishaan Kishan, who was the captain of the team that won the Under-19 World Cup in 2016, and its leading batsman as well. He was accompanied by opener Rishabh Pant in that World Cup, whose international career has started from 3 years. But Ishan Kishan had to wait to start his international career.
Last year, playing for Mumbai Indians, Ishaan Kishan had a great batting performance, and Ishaan Kishan was also a big contributor to Mumbai Indians winning the IPL. Due to which his confidence also increased. Ishan Kishan performed brilliantly in this year’s Vijay Hazare Trophy, and due to this, he has got an opportunity in Team India.
A left-handed batsman and right-arm leg-spinner Rahul Tewatia performed well in IPL last year with both bat and ball. He won matches for the Rajasthan Royals with the bat, which the team had given up itself. His performance with the ball was also excellent in the last IPL, and due to this, he has been included in this year’s team.
Similarly, Rishabh Pant has also been recalled to the T20 Squad for the excellent performance of some of his previous matches.
The complete Indian squad is as below.
India squad for T20Is against England: Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Y Chahal, Varun Chakravarthy, Axar Patel, W Sundar, R Tewatia, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep, Shardul Thakur.