Cheteshwar Pujara has made a comeback in the Indian Test squad, while youngsters like Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh have been given a call-up for India when the All-India Senior Selection Committee on Sunday named the squads for the upcoming T20I five-match series against South India. Africa. from 9 June at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, and the rescheduled 5th Test against England to be played in Birmingham in the first week of July.
The senior pros – Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah are all equipped for the T20Is, while youngsters, who have impressed in the ongoing IPL 2022, have been given a chance. KL Rahul will lead while pace sensation Umran Malik has earned a first call-up.
Veteran wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik has also made his way back into the squad after some strong performances for Royal Challengers Bangalore this season. Hardik Pandya, who leads Gujarat Titans in the current IPL season, has also returned to the squad. Hardik last played for India at the 2021 T20 World Cup in the UAE. Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav are among the leading wicket takers in the current IPL season which is why the duo have also been named in the squad. Harshal Patel and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are also in the squad. Punjab Kings sailor Arshdeep Singh, who has delivered strong performances, has also earned a call-up to the national side.
Speaking of the test squad for the one-off test against England, all senior members will be back and Rohit Sharma will be back to lead the squad. KS Bharat has been appointed as backup wicketkeeper to Rishabh Pant. Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj and Prasidh Krishna are the tempo bowling options while Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja are the spin options. Cheteshwar Pujara has also earned his place in the squad thanks to strong performances for Sussex in County Championship Division 2.
Returning to the T20I squad for the series against South Africa, Mumbai Indians wicketkeeper batter Ishan Kishan had a disappointing IPL but has kept his spot, while Ruturaj Gaikwad is also on the team. People like Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel and Ravi Bishnoi are also part of the T20I squad. From the previous T20I series against the West Indies and Sri Lanka, Venkatesh Iyer has kept 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 for 5th Test vs England – 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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