Squads for T20Is v. Sri Lanka and Tests v. South Africa
By Indian Cricket Fever
December 5 2017
BCCI selectors seemed to be keen on inducting youngsters and rewarding performers for the T20I series agains Sri Lanka. A lot of new and deserving names are included. For the Test team to South Africa it is on expected lines... the only real surprise is the recall of Parthiv Patel as back-up keeper and opener. Jasprit Bumrah has been knocking on the Test door for a while.
The All-India Senior Selection Committee has picked the squads for the upcoming Paytm T20I series against Sri Lanka and for the three-match away Test series against South Africa.
India squad for Paytm T20I series against Sri Lanka: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd Siraj, Basil Thampi, Jaydev Unadkat
India squad for the Test series against South Africa: Virat Kohli (captain), M Vijay, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Parthiv Patel, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah.pqs: qs:
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The inclusion of Jasprit Bumrah is also very good. He brings a very different set of skills to the fast bowling line-up... a quartet of Bumrah, Bhuvi, Shami and either Ishant or Umesh...would be very exciting with all of them capable of cranking it up over 140 kmph...
Only slight quibble is the non-inclusion of Kuldeep Yadav. I think he would have been very handy if the pitch is flat... but I guess that is not very likely in SA, so the selectors didn't bother.
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