Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer (Photograph supply: Twitter)

As per the most recent announcement, the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) has made 4 adjustments to India’s squad for the upcoming T20I sequence in opposition to South Africa. Because the likes of Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami are unavailable on account of completely different causes, pacer Umesh Yadav, batter Shreyas Iyer and all-rounder Shahbaz Ahmed have been added as their replacements.

Whereas Hooda will give South Africa T20Is a miss on account of again pressure, Shami is but to achieve full restoration from COVID-19. So far as Pandya and Bhuvneshwar are involved, the duo have additionally reported to the NCA for conditioning-related work. It have to be famous that left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh, who missed the recently-concluded Australia T20I sequence, has linked up with the squad and would take Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s place within the XI.

It have to be famous that Iyer is among the many standby gamers in India’s T20 World Cup squad and would have a degree to show if given an opportunity. Umesh and Shahbaz would additionally intend to do the identical however neither of the 2 are prone to get an opportunity within the beginning XI. In the meantime, the Males in Blue lately defeated Australia 2-1 and can be raring to copy their heroics in opposition to South Africa as nicely.

South Africa sequence is India’s final T20I project earlier than World Cup

To not overlook, this might be India’s final T20I sequence earlier than the mega occasion in Australia subsequent month. Therefore, skipper Rohit Sharma and the crew administration can be aiming to determine their finest mixture within the sequence. In the meantime, South Africa toured India for 5 T20Is in June and the sequence led to a 2-2 tie with the final fixture getting washed out on account of rain.

India squad for South Africa T20Is: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Shahbaz Ahmed.