BCCI announces India's squads for ODI and T20I series against England
The T20I series is set to commence on July 7.
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BCCI has announced India’s squads for the upcoming three-match ODI and T20I series against England. India’s Test team is currently gearing up for the rescheduled fifth Test that is set to be played from July 1 at Edgbaston. While the T20I series is set to commence on July 7, the ODIs will take place from July 12.
The selectors have opted to announce a different squad for the first T20I and have rested the Test stars, apart from Rohit Sharma who will miss the Test match. The squad that featured in the Ireland T20I series has been retained with Rohit being named as the captain. The full-strength squad will play the last two T20Is and the three ODIs as well.
Arshdeep Singh gets a maiden ODI call-up
Meanwhile, Arshdeep Singh has got a maiden ODI call-up, however, he has not found a place in the squad for the last two T20Is of the series. The left-arm pacer is still waiting for his chance despite being in the squad since the South Africa T20Is at home. Umran Malik has been retained for the entire T20I series against England but hasn’t been picked in the ODI squad.
Rahul Tripathi who didn’t get a chance in the Ireland T20Is has only been picked for the first T20I against England. At the same time, Shikhar Dhawan is set to return to action in the India jersey as the selectors have continued to show faith in him in the 50-over format.
India’s squad for 1st T20I: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaekwad, 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, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik
India’s squad for 2nd and 3rd T20I: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik
India’s squad for 3 ODIs: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, J Bumrah, Prasidh Krishna, Mohd Shami, Mohd Siraj, Arshdeep Singh
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