Indian team for the series against Sri Lanka and Australia has been announced this evening in New Delhi. In all likelihood, this was the last selection meeting chaired by MSK Prasad, before a new chairman of the selectors gets announced at the start of the new year. Apart from being the previous selection meeting chaired by MSK prasad, this selection will mark the return of India’s premium fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah, while top batsman Rohit Sharma has been rested from the T20Is.
Fit-again pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who recently bowled at the India nets, is fit for competitive cricket and he has returned to India’s T20I and ODI squads for next month’s home assignments against Sri Lanka beginning on January 5 and Australia starting on January 14. This series will mark Bumrah’s return to competitive cricket after four months, having recovered from a stress fracture.
Opener Shikhar Dhawan, who had a deep gash on his knee which required 25 stitches, has also made a comeback to both the squads, according to the chairman of selectors MSK Prasad. He is back in the T20, and ODI squad after the knee injury happened during Syed Mushtaq Ali 2019.
Star Indian opener Rohit Sharma and Indian pace bowler Mohammed Shami have been rested for these home assignments to reduce workload. Both of them are the regular members of the Indian side in all 3 formats this year.
Sanju Samson has been once again selected in the T20I side, after sitting on the bench continuously for two series. According to the chairman of selectors MSK Prasad he has been selected as a backup opener.
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