India has announced a 19-men squad for the upcoming five-match T20I series against England next month. While Virat Kohli leads the side, with Rohit Sharma as the captain, there are a few surprises, as far as the remaining side is concerned.
Mumbai batsman Suryakumar Yadav has finally made it to the Indian T20I side after consistent performances over the past couple of years in domestic cricket as well as the IPL, playing for the Mumbai Indians.
Another Mumbai Indians batsman and the star of the IPL 2020, Ishan Kishan has also been drafted into the side as the second wicket-keeper, along with Rishabh Pant.
Another cricketer, who had a sensational IPL was the Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Rahul Tewatia. Tewatia scored 300-plus runs and took 10-plus wickets as he was one of the very few bright stars for the Royals.
Apart from those three, there are usual suspects with pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar coming back into the line-up.
All five matches will be played at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad.
India’s squad for 5-match T20I series: Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Y Chahal, Varun Chakravarthy, Axar Patel, W Sundar, R Tewatia, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep, Shardul Thakur.