The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Sunday (May 22nd) announced the 18-member squad against South Africa for the upcoming T20I series.
KL Rahul will be leading the team in the absence of regular white-ball captain Rohit Sharma. Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant has been named Rahul’s deputy.
Meanwhile all-rounder Hardik Pandya and wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik have made comebacks to the squad while left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh and Sunrisers Hyderabad pace sensation Umran Malik have got their maiden call-ups.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan and Venkatesh Iyet have been retained despite having an average outing in the ongoing edition of the IPL.
T20I Squad For South Africa T20 Series
KL Rahul (Capt), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(VC) (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Y Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, R Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik