Bumrah and Shikhar Dhawan are back into the Squad for upcoming series against Sri Lanka and Australia as well. Injury is a major concern for team India. Most of the big names are included in the injury list since the cricket world cup.
On Monday chief team selector MSK Prasad announced the squad against Sri Lanka and only ODI series against Australia. Rohit Sharma who is exceptional from since world cup played all three formats is being rested for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka. His name is included in the ODI team against Australia. While Dhoni who played his last match in the world cup continued to be absent from the squad.
Kedar Jadhav and Shivam Dube retained their places in the squad. Bumrah who last played against West Indies is back into the squad. Bumrah was in exceptional form in the test series that happened against the West Indies team has taken 13 wickets was suffered form back pain. After taking some treatment for a long time he is back to the team. Bumrah even practiced in nets with the team in India in the Vishakhapatnam match.
Dhawan has the same story. He missed almost half of the world cup due to his thumb injury. Then he returns to the team after some time again he misses the team due to knee injury. Now he fully fit to play the series against Australia and Sri Lanka. He was in exceptional form in world cups so the team has faith over him. Dhawan will replace Rohit Sharma who is being rested for the ti-20 series against Sri Lanka.
According to team management, Virat Kohli will lead the team from the front in both the ti-20 and ODI series that will be held in January. Fans are very disappointed because the 38 years old Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not included in the team, though he hinted that he might return to the team in January.
Rishabh Pant will be played in place of the former captain of the Indian Team. Apart from criticism Pant is included in the team due to his very good performance in the ODI series. He and Shreyas Iyer are played very well in the middle order. The searching of the 4th batsmen ended in Shreyas Iyer, as he is performed amazingly in the ODI series,
Virat Kohli and co.has played exceptionally well in series against West Indies in the home. Especial Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Kohli have performed very well in this series. In the ODI series, Rohit is being named as Player of the Series due to his amazing Hundred.
Shivam Dube and Shardul Thakur have been given chance in the ODI team also. Both Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have retained their places in the squad despite their poor performances. Kuldeep Yadav has taken only three wickets in the three-match ODI series Indies team.
Here are the Squads for Series against Sri Lanka:
The Squad Against Australia ODI series:
Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (VC), KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Kedar Jadhav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey