For the first T20I, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has picked players like Ruturaj Gaikwad, Venkatesh Iyer, and Arshdeep Singh who participated in the Ireland series, as many had expected.
They are not included in the lineup for the upcoming two games, though. While Umran Malik has been included in the team for just the three T20I games, Arshdeep has been included for the ODI series.
Squad For First T20 International
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
Squad For Second and Third T20 Internationals
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
Squad For Three One-Day Internationals
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
Ashwin Set to play
Information from the team India camp indicates that Ravichandran Ashwin will take the field for the postponed series finale. Under the previous team management headed by Ravi Shastri, he wasn’t given a chance to play in any of the four-Test matches held in England last year.
The circumstances have led current head coach Rahul Dravid and acting skipper Jasprit Bumrah to think about using the cunning off-spinner this time. According to sources, Ashwin will bowl alongside Ravindra Jadeja because the Indians will likely field two spinners and three pacers. With 684 wickets combined, the spin pair has only played four Tests outside of the subcontinent.
The team for Team India’s T20 and ODI series against England in 2022 was formally confirmed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday evening. The T20 series team consists of 18 players. While a 17-person team has been named for the ODI series.
The team as a whole appears to follow the predicted patterns with a slight deviation. Team India’s captain for both competitions is Rohit Sharma. But intriguingly, Team India revealed two different lineups for the T20 series.
18 players make up the roster for the first T20I. But for the second and third T20Is, a few players from the Test Team step in to replace a few players from the first T20I. The team that played against Ireland will face England in the first T20I, with the addition of Rohit Sharma as captain.
However, Team India has added Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, and Ravindra Jadeja for the second and third T20I. Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Venkatesh Iyer, and Arshdeep Singh are among those who leave.
Even though players like Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Tripathi, and Venkatesh Iyer were unable to compete against Ireland, they are still considered likely candidates to compete in the 2022 T20 World Cup. It can be difficult for Sanju Samson to process. He failed to keep his spot for the England T20 series after his magnificent 50 against Ireland.
In terms of the team for the ODI series, India has adopted a horses-for-courses strategy. They chose players who are most suited for the ODIs while leaving out several T20 specialists.
Shikhar Dhawan, Mohammed Shami, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj, and Shardul Thakur are some of the newcomers who were just added for the ODIs.
Dinesh Karthik, Deepak Hooda, Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik, and Ravi Bishnoi are among those that were omitted. The absence of all of these guys is hardly shocking. They are viewed as T20 specialists, while in ODIs, others provide a higher value.
Similar to the T20 series, Team India could have chosen 18 players for the ODIs as well. They could have given Ravi Bishnoi or Deepak Hooda a chance if they had done it. But here is Team India’s official lineup for the ODI series against England in 2022.
Jasprit Bumrah will captain the Indian Test squad in the postponed “fifth Test,” becoming the first fast bowler to do so in 35 years. Rohit Sharma will miss this match. The game will not include Rohit Sharma, the team’s normal captain.
The legendary Kapil Dev served as India’s last pacer captain. In 1987, Kapil was demoted from captaincy. Since that time, India’s traditional cricket team has never been captained by a speed merchant.
Since India began playing in 1932, Bumrah will be the 36th cricketer to captain the country in the longest format. The Gujarati pacer has developed into one of the top fast bowlers in the world with 123 wickets in 29 Test matches. He is being prepared to be a selector, according to Chetan Sharma, the chairman of the selectors.
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