Indian cricket team has announced the squad for T20’s against New Zealand
Indian cricket team has announced the squad which marked the return of Rohit Sharma and Mohammed Shami in T20’s and will play against Kiwis. They were rested for the T20 series against Sri Lanka as they needed a break from the heavy workload which they did in the last year. They will be back with a fresh mindset and will be ready for the challenge.
Unfortunately, Hardik Pandya has to wait for his return as he is continuing his rehabilitation process. He had to undergo surgery as he was suffering pain in the back which kept him out of the side. He played his last game against South Africa and due to injury, he got ruled out of the series. Sanju Samson has been excluded from the squad. It was unfortunate for him as he got only one chance and was excluded as he failed to deliver.
It would be difficult whom to pick as opener alongside Rohit as Rahul seems to be in great form. However, Shikhar has come back from the injury and looks scratchy but still, he scored fifty in the 3rd game and we all know what he is capable of. It is just that he is coming back from injury and wants to cement his place in the playing XI as Kl has taken full advantage of the opportunities he got during the absence of Shikhar and it would be difficult for the team management to whom to pick. KL has even said that he can also pick him as a wicketkeeper.
Here is the Squad:
India’s T20 Squad against New Zealand: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant, Shivam Dube, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur.