Nidahas Trophy: Rohit Sharma to lead India; Kohli, Dhoni rested

NEW DELHI: Rohit Sharma will lead India's 15-member squad within the Nidahas Trophy T20I tri-series starting March 6 in Sri Lanka. Keeping in thoughts the workload and upcoming schedule, the BCCI has decided to supply much-needed leisure to Virat Kohli, together with former India captain MS Dhoni and allrounder Hardik Pandya. Shikhar Dhawan has been appointed vice-captain.

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Rohit led India throughout the overall T20I against South Africa in Cape Town which his aspect won, and likewise captained India within the ODI and T20I collection against Sri Lanka in December, either one of which India won. India have a protracted season forward starting with the IPL before the group embarks on a protracted sojourn of England adopted via a tour Down Under in December.

Besides Kohli, Dhoni and Pandya, rapid bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and chinaman Kuldeep Yadav, who have been India's megastar performers across formats, have been additionally given a damage. While Kohli and Dhoni have been all the time in contention to be presented a damage, Pandya's form with the bat has been questionable since cracking 93 within the first Test at Cape Town and promises to give the allrounder some time to wonderful song. In Pandya's absence, the allrounder slot has been granted to Vijay Shankar, whose maiden India call-up got here throughout the Test collection against Sri Lanka

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The likes of Baroda batsman Deepak Hooda and Hyderabad rapid bowler Mohammed Siraj, who remaining yr earned their maiden nationwide call-u.s.throughout T20Is against Sri Lanka and New Zealand respectively, have booked a spot within the squad. So has Rishabh Pant. The Delhi wicketkeeper batsman, who used to be sacked from state captaincy after having led the group to Ranji Trophy ultimate, blasted an unbeaten 116 off simply 38 deliveries against Himachal in a North Zone T20 League (Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy) fixture, main his group to a crushing 10-wicket victory on Sunday. It used to be the second-fastest T20 century behind Chris Gayle's 30-ball ton.

"MS Dhoni was not available for selection as he had requested for rest. We've kept in mind the workload and upcoming schedule while finalizing the team for Nidahas Trophy. The high-performance team has suggested that adequate rest should be given to our fast bowlers to help improve athletic performance, maximize rest and prevent injury" All-India Senior Selection Committee chairman MSK Prasad, stated.

The prominent performer to leave out out used to be Mayank Agarwal who scored 2000 plus runs within the season. "Mayank has not been selected because we are following a pattern. Any domestic performer will have to play India A before being considered for senior team selection," a senior BCCI professional on the subject of selection committee told PTI.

SQUAD: Rohit Sharma (Capt), Shikhar Dhawan (vc), KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Vijay Shankar, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammad Siraj, Rishabh Pant (wk).
Nidahas Trophy: Rohit Sharma to lead India; Kohli, Dhoni rested Nidahas Trophy: Rohit Sharma to lead India; Kohli, Dhoni rested Reviewed by kailash soni on February 25, 2018 Rating: 5
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