Prior to the three-match T20 Series against South Africa, India had experienced setback. Deepak Hooda and Mohammed Shami have both been excluded from the series. In the meanwhile, Hardik Pandya has been rested for the series. Shahbaz Ahmed, an all-around player for Bengal, has replaced the rested Pandya. Hooda will be replaced by Shreyas Iyer:
On September 28, the series will begin in Thiruvananthapuram.
Deepak Hooda, an all-around player, is also sidelined due to back spasms. Shreyas Iyer, a middle-order hitter, will be recalled by the national selection committee for the South Africa series.
“Shami hasn’t fully recovered from his COVID-19 infection. He will not be participating in the South Africa series because he needs more time. For the South Africa series, Umesh Yadav will continue to fill in for Shami, a senior BCCI source said PTI on the condition of anonymity.
However, when questioned as to why Shahbaz was chosen over Pandya?
Is there a seam bowling all-rounder who can take Hardik’s position, the insider asked. Raj Bawa is very undeveloped, therefore we kept him in India A to give him exposure. He will need time to develop. How about another name?
Hanuma Vihari will captain the Rest of India side against Saurashtra in the Irani Cup.
How is Mohammed Shami’s situation? Shami’s re-entry into the Indian T20 International team is anticipated to be postponed much longer. Shami’s infection with Covid has not abated.
According to the information that is available, Shami will miss the whole T20I series against South Africa, which begins on Wednesday.
Shami has not visited Thiruvananthapuram, just to be clear. On Monday evening, the Indian squad arrived at the location. Umesh Yadav, who was named as Shami’s successor, has accompanied the team on its travels. It is obvious from this that he will also play in the three-game South Africa series.
Since Sunday, the South African squad has been present in Kerala. It is thought that a decision has not yet been made on Shami’s ability to go to Australia with the Indian team for the World Cup.
the commencement of the ICC T20 World Cup? On October 16, the World Cup will begin. On October 23, India will play its first game. In their debut match, the squad captained by Rohit Sharma will take against Pakistan.
India squad for South Africa T20Is: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav and Shreyas Iyer (likely)