The Indian team has announced the home T20 series against New Zealand. Rohit Sharma will lead the team, while KL Rahul will be the vice-captain. On the other hand, Venkatesh Iyer, Avesh Khan, and Harshal Patel will be the new faces in the team. At the same time, Yuzvendra Chahal has returned. The T20 series will start on November 17. After this, a two-match Test series will also be played.
Hardik Pandya was dropped
Hardik Pandya has been dropped from the squad for the T20I series. At the same time, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Shami have been rested. Rituraj Gaikwad is back on the team. He played the T20 series against Sri Lanka in July this year.
Rituraj Got IPL reward
Rituraj was in excellent form in the second phase of the IPL. He was the highest run-scorer of IPL 2021. He scored 635 runs in 16 matches at an average of 45.35 and a strike rate of 136.26.
Ashwin manages to save the place
Ravichandran Ashwin managed to save his place. He impressed everyone with his performance in the T20 World Cup. Shreyas Iyer, who performed brilliantly in IPL, has also returned to the team. He can seen batting at No. Apart from this, Suryakumar Yadav will be seen batting at number three. Two wicket-keepers have been kept in the team in the form of Rishabh Pant and Ishan Kishan.
Harshal and Avesh gave a great performance
Harshal Patel and Avesh Khan have reward for their excellent performances in the IPL. Both of them were the highest wicket-takers of IPL 2021. Harshal took 32 wickets in 15 matches and Avesh took 24 wickets in 16 matches. Apart from this, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar have also been included in the squad. Mohammad Siraj has also managed to take his place in the T20 team.
Umran Malik selected for India A team
Along with this, the BCCI has also announced the Indian A team for the South African tour. India’s fastest bowler Umran Malik has selected for this team. Umran bowled at a speed of 153 kmph while playing for Hyderabad in IPL Phase-2. The India A team will play three matches on the South African tour.