IND vs ENG: The Board of Control for Cricket in India has announced the Indian team for the five-match T20 series against England. For this series, Suryakumar Yadav and Ishaan Kishan got a chance in the team for the first time. Also, mystery spinner Varun Chakraborty has also returned to the team.
Mystery spinner Varun Chakraborty, who performed brilliantly in IPL 2020, was earlier included in Team India in the T20 series against Australia last year, but due to injury he could not go to Australia. At the same time, wicketkeeper batsman Ishan Kishan and top order batsman Suryakumar Yadav, who performed brilliantly in the IPL 2020 for Mumbai Indians, got a place in Team India for the first time.
Rahul Tewatia also got a place in the team
All-rounder Rahul Tewatia, who won Rajasthan Royals single-handedly in the IPL 2020, has also been included in the Indian team for the T20 series against England. Tewatia played 255 runs and 10 wickets in the IPL 2020 played in the UAE. But he got the most limelight when he hit five sixes in five balls from West Indies fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar returns to team
Fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar has returned to the Indian team after a long time. He played his last match for India against West Indies in December 2019. He could not even go on tour to Australia due to injury. Apart from this, swing bowler Deepak Chahar has also returned to the team.
Jaspreet Bumrah was given rest
Team India’s fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been rested in this five-match T20 series under Work Load Management. In his absence, the pace bowling will be led by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Also his companions will be T Natarajan, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini and Deepak Chahar who have performed well in Australia.
Akshar Patel returns to the team after six years
In this five-match T20 series, Rahul Tewatia and Akshar Patel will be new faces in the spin department. Akshar Patel returns to the team after six years. He played his last T20 for India against Zimbabwe on July 20, 2015. Apart from these two, there will also be Washington Sundar and veteran leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal in the spin department.