Dubai: Team India has to play a three-match T20 series against New Zealand from November 17. The selectors have announced the Indian team for this series. Although the selectors have given opportunities to many young players for this series against New Zealand, but do not even ask a player whose record is very good. Not being given a chance to this player also raises many questions.
Injustice being done to this batsman
In fact, the selectors did not even ask Mayank Agarwal, despite his tremendous performance in IPL and domestic cricket. At one time this player was given a lot of opportunities in the Indian team, but now the return of this player seems very difficult. Mayank Agarwal has been the most under-rated batsman. This player has to be in and out of Team India many times. Mayank Agarwal has gone from hiding somewhere in front of new batsmen like Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan.
The selectors are not even asking
Mayank Agarwal has managed to score 441 runs in this IPL season. Mayank Agarwal has scored more runs than Rishabh Pant in this IPL season. Rishabh Pant scored 419 runs in this IPL season, which is far behind Mayank Agarwal. Despite scoring more runs than Rishabh Pant, injustice is being done to Mayank Agarwal. Now the selectors are not even asking this player. In such a situation, the career of this player also seems to be lost in oblivion.
Sword hanging on Hardik Pandya’s career too
After the poor performance in the T20 World Cup, the selectors have dropped Hardik Pandya’s team from India. Troubled by Hardik Pandya, the selectors have taken this big decision. By ousting Hardik Pandya from Team India, the selectors have given a chance to the explosive all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer, who rocked the IPL 2021. Venkatesh Iyer was in a lot of discussion after performing brilliantly in IPL 2021. Venkatesh Iyer has caught everyone’s attention while making a blast for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Apart from stormy batting, Venkatesh Iyer also specializes in deadly bowling.
These players specialize in stormy batting and deadly bowling
Venkatesh Iyer has scored 370 runs in 10 matches of IPL 2021 at a strike rate of 128.47, which includes 4 half-centuries. Right-arm fast bowling all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer has a great record in T20 as a bowler. Venkatesh Iyer has taken 24 wickets in 48 matches of overall T20 cricket. Venkatesh Iyer has taken 7 wickets in 10 first-class matches and 10 in 24 List A matches at an economy of 5.50. Venkatesh Iyer showed with his brilliant performance that he can prove to be the best alternative to Hardik Pandya.
T20 series starts in Jaipur from November 17
Apart from Virat Kohli, who left the captaincy of the Indian T20 team, senior players like Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami have been rested for the T20 series starting from November 17 in Jaipur. Rituraj Gaikwad, the highest run-scorer in IPL 2021, and Harshal Patel, the highest wicket-taker, have also been included in India’s 16-member team. Rituraj has made his debut for India during the Sri Lanka series.
Rohit Sharma appointed new T20 captain
Senior leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and fast bowler Mohammad Siraj have returned to the team. Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel and Deepak Chahar, who were included in the reserve players of the T20 World Cup, have also been included in the team. Rohit’s appointment was a mere formality while Lokesh Rahul will be the vice-captain in the shortest format of the game.
Might consider making Rohit as ODI captain
A senior BCCI official said, “I don’t know who is spreading this misinformation, but when Rohit Sharma is available, there is no other option at this time to captain the white ball.” Yes, Lokesh Rahul is present, but for the time being his name will be considered as the vice-captain. Of course when Rohit takes a break, he will take the lead. The BCCI did not say anything about the captain of the One Day International team but it is understood that the board wants only one captain of the limited overs team before the 50-over World Cup to be held in 2023 and when the right time comes, three matches against South Africa. A decision will be taken regarding the ODI series of matches.
Big update about Kohli’s ODI captaincy
“I am not sure that the board will not continue with Virat as the ODI captain. It has been discussed that the possibility of this is very less. He will definitely continue to be the Test captain. Apart from Kohli, Bumrah, Shami, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has also been rested from this series. Hardik, who did not give honest information about his fitness status, has been dropped from the team. The selection committee is understood to have been extremely disappointed with his fitness and he is the only player in the team to have actually been dropped and not rested like the rest.
“Hardik Pandya is yet to recover from his back injury. Rituraj (635 runs), Harshal (32 wickets), Avesh (24 wickets) and Venkatesh (370 runs and three wickets) were unanimously selected after their stellar performances in the IPL. Fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar has probably got the last chance to prove himself. He is not even close to his best but has been retained due to his lack of experience in the fast bowling attack.
India’s T20 International squad is as follows:
Rohit Sharma (captain), Lokesh Rahul, Rituraj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel and Mohammad Siraj .