Bumrah, Dhawan Returns For SL T20Is – Rohit Rested

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Bumrah, Dhawan Returns For SL T20Is - Rohit Rested
Bumrah, Dhawan Returns For SL T20Is - Rohit Rested

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SL T20Is: As Jasprit Burmah recovers he will be in headline once more in the limited-overs series against T20 of Sri Lanka and ODIs of Australia. It will be in the Next year of January. While, on Monday the vice-captain of India, Rohit Sharma was rested against Islanders from the series.

Against South Africa since the start of the home series Bumrah has out of the Indian team because of the stress fracture. While Nitin Patel will play the next trophy match of Gujrat which will happen in Surat.

In both Squads, Shikhar Dhawan back while from the T20 series Mohammed Shami the pacer is also having a break.

“Jasprit Bumrah is back in both the teams for Sri Lanka and Australia and we have rested Rohit Sharma and Mohammed Shami for the Sri Lanka T20s. Shikhar Dhawan also comes back and Sanju Samson will be the back-up opener in T20s,” MSK Prasad the chairman of selectors told reporters on the occasion of an informal gathering here after the team selection.

In three T20 internationals from January 5, which is followed by three ODIs against Australia, India will take on Sri Lanka and it will be from January 14.

For the fast-rising Deepak Chahar, it was bad news, that he will be out till the beginning of next year’s IPL because he has aggravated his back injury. It means that Navdeep Saini will continue to be in the team.

“Against Australia, we have all three openers available –Shikhar, Rohit, and KL Rahul,” Prasad said.

Across the formats of this year, Rohit has appeared in 47 matches which is three more than Captain Kohli on cards the break was long.

Prithvi Shaw the talented opener, returned in the mix after serving an eight-month doping ban. To New Zealand he will be going with India A, Before Hardik Pandya recovers with his back injury, there will be still some time.

“(As for) Hardik, we will have a look at him in the third week of January,” Prasad said, indicating that in the second half of New Zealand tour the all-rounder could only be available.

The tour will comprise, two Test matches, three ODIs, and five T20 Internationals, from January 24 it gets underway.

Nevertheless, Prasad, was tight-lipped when asked if MS Dhoni would be available for selection soon anytime.

“I can’t comment on that. Mahi has to first play to be available for selection,” said Prasad.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the Pacer is nursing a sports hernia and till April Chahar is out, but it mentioned by Prasad that there is no reason for an issue.

“Deepak was doing well as he played the Vijay Hazare Trophy and suddenly he aggravated his back in the second ODI in Visakhapatnam,” he said.

When it was questioned that who will be the swing bowler, prasad replied banking on Shardul Thakur to the selector that, who can swing the ball at a decent pace. Crucial six-ball 17 in the third ODI against West Indies he made in India’s series by clinching four-wicket win on Sunday.

“We have created enough backup and we have a good talent pool of fast bowlers. We also have Khaleel (Ahmed), who is playing Ranji Trophy and Navdeep (Saini) will replace Shami in T20s,” he added.

The Squads:

India Squad (T20Is against Sri Lanka): Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, Manish Pandey, Washington Sundar, Sanju Samson.

India Squad (ODI vs Australia): Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah.

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