The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the Indian team for the three-match T20 International series against New Zealand starting on November 17. The selectors of the Indian team have announced the team through a virtual meeting. Not only this, BCCI has announced the new captain and vice-captain of Team India for T20 International cricket. The selection committee has announced the squad for India A’s tour of South Africa.
The BCCI has handed over the captaincy of the T20 format to Rohit Sharma, as Virat Kohli had already announced before the T20 World Cup that he would not captain this format after this mega event. In such a situation, the board has to declare Rohit Sharma as full-time captain for T20 cricket, while opener KL Rahul has been given the vice-captaincy of Team India. KL Rahul was also the vice-captain of Team India on Australia tour.
Rest given to these players-
Apart from batsman Virat Kohli, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, pacer Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah have been rested for the T20I series against New Zealand. All these players went on a tour of England in late May and since then they have had to stay in the bio-bubble for most of the time. That is why these players have been rested.
Indian squad for T20 series against New Zealand is as follows-
Rohit Sharma (capt), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Rituraj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan (wk), Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Mohammad Siraj and Harshal Patel.
The selection committee has announced the squad for India A’s tour of South Africa. India A has to play three 4-day matches on the tour of South Africa. The captain of this team is Priyank Panchal. Prithvi Sha will also be part of this team.
India A team is as follows-
Priyank Panchal (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Devdutt Padikkal, Sarfaraz Khan, Baba Aparajith, Upendra Yadav (WK), K Gautam, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Kumar, Navdeep Saini, Umran Malik, Ishan Porel and Arjan Nagaswala.