The Board of Control for Cricket in India announced the teams for the upcoming Test series, 3-match T20I, and ODI series in a row. The pacer Jasprit Bumrah will lead the Test team in the absence of Rohit Sharma. Rohit Sharma will return to the team for the T20I matches if he recovers from Covid 19. Rohit is assigned the captain of T20I and ODI matches.
Two sets of teams are assigned to play the T20I. One is for the first T20I and the other is for the 2nd and 3rd T20I. The Test squad Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, and others will be rested for the first T20I on 7 July as per the decision of the selection committee and they are named in the squad for the rest of the two T20Is.
Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Venkatesh Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Arshdeep Singh will be part of the 1st T20I match squad. It’s not quite sure whether they will join for the next matches. Many deserving players have been given an opportunity in the team selection but criticisms are arousing regarding the exclusion of some players like Sanju Samson. He displayed his bat prowess during the recently finished Ireland series. But Samson’s career-best performance found him a place for just one game.
Deepak Hooda, who became the player of the Ireland series is retained for the second and third T20I. Everyone expects another onslaught from Hooda in the coming matches. Other Ireland squads like Umran Malik, Dinesh Karthik, Ravi Bishnoi, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are also retained for the second and third T20I.
When it comes to the ODI, the return of the proficient opener Shikhar Dawan is notable in the series. Rohit Sharma will lead the team for the 3 matches. Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, and Prasidh Krishna are also part of the ODI team. The white-ball series will start on July 7 in Southampton.
1st T20I Squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh
2nd and 3rd T20I Squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar Avesh Khan, Umran Malik, Harshal Patel
3 ODIs Squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Arshdeep Singh
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