Shreyas Iyer And Mohammed Siraj Selected For T20 Series
Shreyas Iyer and Hyderabad pacer Mohammed Siraj are picked for India Vs New Zealand T20 Series. The 16 Member Indian squad was picked in Mumbai on Monday.
Ashish Nehra has been picked for the first match which can be played in Delhi’s Ferozshah Kotla on November 1. it’s expected to be Nehra’s farewell game however whether or not the veteran left-arm pacer are within the playing XI can entirely be the team management’s decision.
The national selectors also named the squad for the first 2 Tests against Sri Lanka. Murali Vijay, who missed the away series against the Lankans owing to an injury, is back within the squad.
Virat Kohli can still lead the Indian teams. there have been reports that he would be rested .
“We are watching the workload of the players, rotational policy will apply to the captain, however he’s available for the test series. we’ll monitor Kohli’s workload after the Tests (vs Sri Lanka),” said chief selector MSK Prasad.
Prasad said Shreyas Iyer has been rewarded for his current form. “Shreyas has been playing in T20s and first-class games. we’ll continue with him and nurture him,” said Prasad. In his last 10 innings, 22-year-old Iyer has scored 2 centuries and 3 fifties of which two scores were above 80s.
Murali Vijay, who has an Good test average of near 40, last played a match in Dharamsala against the Australians in march, 2017. He and KL Rahul had opened the innings.
India Vs New Zealand T20 Series : India Squad
Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jsprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj and Ashish Nehra (only for the first T20).