India Squad England Series – India Tour of England, Rohit Sharma to LEAD INDIA: Despite missing the 5th Test, Rohit Sharma will return to lead India in the T20 and ODI series against England. In fact, Rohit will be available for the 1st T20 on July 7. However, Virat Kohli and other regulars will be available only from 2nd T20. Surprisingly Rohit Sharma has been picked to LEAD India though he tested positive in morning: Follow India vs England T20 Series LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN
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Rohit Sharma to Lead India: The selectors have opted to announce a different squad for the first T20I. They have rested the Test stars, apart from Rohit Sharma who will miss the Test match.
The squad that featured in the Ireland T20I series has been retained with Rohit being named as the captain.
The full-strength squad will play the last two T20Is and the three ODIs as well.
India’s squad for 1st T20I: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaekwad, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik
India’s squad for 2nd and 3rd T20I: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik
India’s squad for 3 ODIs: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, J Bumrah, Prasidh Krishna, Mohd Shami, Mohd Siraj, Arshdeep Singh
|India tour of England, 2022|
|1||Thursday||7th July||1st T20I||Southampton|
|2||Saturday||9th July||2nd T20I||Birmingham|
|3||Sunday||10th July||3rd T20I||Nottingham|
|4||Tuesday||12th July||1st ODI||Oval, London|
|5||Thursday||14th July||2nd ODI||Lord’s, London|
|6||Sunday||17th July||3rd ODI||Manchester|
India vs England 5th TEST: Jasprit Bumrah to lead India. Rohit Sharma ruled after testing Covid positive
Rohit Sharma to MISS 5th TEST: Jasprit Bumrah is set to become first fast bowler in 35 years to lead Indian Test team in the rescheduled ‘fifth Test’.
The regular captain Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the game.
The last pacer-captain that India had was the great Kapil Dev. Kapil was removed from captaincy in 1987. Since then India has never had a speed merchant leading the team in traditional cricket.
Bumrah will be the 36th cricketer to lead India in the longest-format since the country first played in 1932. The Gujarat pacer, who has 123 wickets in 29 Tests, has grown into world’s best fast bowlers.
The Chairman of selectors Chetan Sharma had already said that he is being groomed as a future leader.
Cheteshwar Pujara or Hanuma Vihari to open with Shubman Gill
With the experienced Rohit out of the playing eleven, seasoned Cheteshwar Pujara has a good chance of opening the batting with young Shubman Gill.
The source said that Mayank Agarwal has just been brought as “cover” and is not in the scheme of things as far featuring in the playing eleven is concerned.
“Mayank is here just as a cover. It is likely to be Pujara-Gill combination that is going to open the batting. There is an outside chance for Hanuma Vihari to open as he has done the job in a stop-gap arrangement in Australia during the 2018 series. But chances of Pujara opening are way more,” he said.
It is understood that the specialist batters in the set-up will be Pujara, Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Vihari and Rishabh Pant.
The only other debatable matter is whether to play a fourth fast bowling all-rounder in Shardul Thakur or a second spinner in Ravichandran Ashwin alongside Ravindra Jadeja.
Along with Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami select themselves automatically.
India Tour of England Schedule:
- India vs Derbyshire T20: July 1
- India vs England 5th Test – July 1-5 @ Birmingham
- India vs Northamptonshire: July 3
- IND vs ENG 1st T20: July 7 @ Southampton
- IND vs ENG 2nd T20: July 9 @ Birmingham
- IND vs ENG 3rd T20: July 10 @ Nottingham
- IND vs ENG 1st ODI: July 12 @ Kennington Oval
- IND vs ENG 2nd ODI: July 14 @ Lord’s
- IND vs ENG 3rd ODI: July 17 @ Manchester
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