Dinesh Karthik makes return to the Indian team as BCCI announces squad for SA T20Is

Dinesh Karthik makes return to the Indian team after 3 years. Image : IPL/BCCI

Dinesh Karthik makes return to the Indian team after 3 years. Image : IPL/BCCI

Sunrisers Hyderabad’s speed sensation Umran Malik and Punjab Kings’ Arshdeep Singh have been named in India’s 18-part crew for the five home T20Is against South Africa, beginning on June 9. Malik, who was held by SRH, has had a breakout season, picking 21 wickets in 13 installations up to this point and frequently timing speeds more than 150 kmph. Arshdeep in the mean time, has improved his standing as a passing bowler at PBKS, and has picked 10 wickets this season.

With a few seniors missing for the T20Is as they get ready for the fifth Test against England in Edgbaston, KL Rahul has been named chief for the restricted overs series against South Africa. Shikhar Dhawan, who had driven India experiencing the same thing with seniors missing the visit through Sri Lanka last year, has not even been picked.

India’s T20I squad: KL Rahul (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (vc, wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik

Among the eminent returnees to the T20I crew are Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik. Any questions of whether Hardik can deal with his wellness and be a bowling choice for the public side have been facilitated during the continuous IPL, where he’s bowled for the Gujarat Titans, and, surprisingly, done as such in the powerplay. Karthik has been a remarkable disclosure as a finisher for RCB, with a batting strike pace of 191.33 this season.

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For the immeasurably significant fifth Test against England in Birmingham from July 1, there are a couple of changes to the crew that took the 2-1 lead back in July-September 2021. Shubman Gill is in, instead of Mayank Agarwal; Shreyas Iyer – who made his amazing Test debut recently – takes a center request opening in front of Ajinkya Rahane.

India’s Test squad: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul (vc) Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant (wk), KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohd Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Prasidh Krishna

Rahane had proactively lost his Test spot during the home series against Sri Lanka recently alongside individual robust Cheteshwar Pujara, yet the last option has tracked down his direction back for the single Test against England. His profits comes on the rear of an excellent area stretch in May which included four progressive hundreds for Sussex.

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