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Playing Squad : 2 match T20I against Australia

Playing Squad : 2 match T20I Series against Australia

After loss in the T20I series against New Zealand, its high time for India to win the two match T20I series against Australia starting from 24th February at Visakhapatnam. Virat Kohli is back to lead Team India after taking rest in the T20 series in New Zealand.

The playing squad for the two match T20I series of India:-

  1. Virat Kohli (Captain)
  2. Rohit Sharma(Vice-Captain)
  3. KL Rahul
  4. Shikhar Dhawan
  5. Rishabh Pant
  6. Dinesh Karthik
  7. MS Dhoni (wk)
  8. Hardik Pandya
  9. Krunal Pandya
  10. Vijay Shankar
  11. Yuzvendra Chahal
  12. Jasprit Bumrah
  13. Umesh Yadav
  14. Sidharth Kaul
  15. Mayank MarkandePlaying Squad : 2 match T20I against Australia

 K L Rahul and Rishabh Pant have been included in the Team as their chances to play World Cup is also high. The selectors have shown interest in both these young players and they want to give more chance to play cricket before World Cup.

KL Rahul won the heart of selectors after scoring two half century for India A against England Lions in the two unofficial tests. The opener KL Rahul was called back from Australia after an unwanted comment on a women in the the famous reality show “Coffee With Karan”. He was asked to focus on domestic cricket and he did the same. As a result of which the selectors gave him a chance before World Cup.

Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik are two alternative wicket-keepers for India. Now the performance will decide who will go for the World Cup. Rishabh Pant is likely to be selected for World Cup as per the arguments from selectors. He has done quite well in all the dynamics.

Mayank Markande will be a new face who has been recently rewarded after his 5 wicket haul leading India A to win against England Lions. Markande has also played IPL from Mumbai Indians. Let’s see what this spinner does in the upcoming big matches.

The last T20I series against Australia came up with a 1-1 tie during 2017-18. The opposition team is also expected to perform the best as it is a pre-test before World Cup.

Dinesh Karthik has been selected for T20I only. He will not play in the 5 match ODI Series.

All the best for Team India to perform well in the upcoming series…!!!

Dinesh Kartik out of ODI Squad against Australia

Dinesh Karthik out of ODI Squad against Australia

Dinesh Karthik, the wicket-keeper batsman always keeps on protecting India in tough times. He was the man who had hit 22 runs in an over in a crucial match but due to a small mistake or we can say over confidence in the 3rd T20 against New Zealand, the selectors did not select him for the 5 match ODI squad against Australia.

The team is well equipped with talented players but experienced Karthik can be the turning point in crucial games. He can do the wicket-keeping if Dhoni is injured, he can play attacking shots in the middle order or he can escalate the scoreboard in death overs.

Dinesh Kartik out of ODI Squad against Australia

Whenever Karthik has got time to play for India, he has always done fabulous from his all round performance. In the 3rd T20 against New Zealand he was under big pressure as the top batsmen were out early. He had the responsibility to win the match cum series. Although Krunal Pandaya was attacking from other end but Karthik thought that he could hit six at the last stage. The luck was not in his favour or we can say the match was not in favor. He did not run for the call of a single from Krunal Pandaya. It made the whole crowd feel nervous. Krunal Pandaya was in his best form and he had hit some attacking sixes in the same game. If he got last few balls, perhaps the series and match would be in the hands of India.

The selectors perhaps analyzed the sportsman spirit and dropped him from the 5 match ODI against New Zealand. But nothing to worry because he has been kept in the 2 match T20 squad. This T20 and ODI is the rehearsal for the World Cup 2019 so the players who have got chance to play have to perform their best. A single mistake may hamper their position.

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