BCCI announce India’s ODI and T20I squads for Sri Lanka sequence; Rishabh Pant dropped

Opening batter Rohit Sharma will return to guide Staff India within the upcoming ODI sequence in opposition to Sri Lanka. All-rounder Hardik Pandya has been named the brand new vice-captain of the aspect rather than KL Rahul. Hardik can even proceed to guide the workforce within the T20Is, and Surya Kumar Yadav will probably be his deputy.

Wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant has been axed from the limited-overs squads whereas two uncapped pacers Shivam Mavi and Mukesh Kumar have obtained their maiden India call-up for the T20Is.

Even Rohit, Rahul and Virat Kohli usually are not a part of the shortest format and there is a sign that they won’t be picked once more retaining the 2024 T20 World Cup in thoughts.

The trio will most likely be requested to focus on the 50-overs format with a World Cup set to be performed in India subsequent 12 months.

“Sure, there will probably be no official announcement that Rohit has been faraway from T20I captaincy however he together with Kohli and Rahul will probably be phased out from the format. Clearly, Rohit’s dislocated thumb harm hasn’t fully healed though he has began coaching. However phasing out has certainly began,” a senior BCCI supply aware of improvement was quoted as saying to PTI.

In the meantime, left-handed opener Shikhar Dhawan has been dropped from the ODI squad for the Sri Lanka sequence, being changed by Shubman Gill. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and quick bowler Jasprit Bumrah additionally doesn’t function in each the squads as they proceed to recuperate from their respective accidents.

The Sri Lanka tour of India 2023 will start on January 3 in Mumbai. The three ODIs will probably be performed on January 10, 12 and 15, respectively.

India T20I squad: Hardik Pandya (c), Suryakumar Yadav (vc), Ishan Kishan (wk), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi, Mukesh Kumar.

ODI squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya (vc), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh.

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