BCCI announces India’s squad for T20I series against Afghanistan; Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli make comeback


In a recent announcement, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has revealed the highly anticipated 15-member squad that will represent India in the upcoming T20I series against Afghanistan. The selected squad reflects a mix of seasoned players and promising talents, showcasing the depth and diversity of cricketing talent that the Asian nation has.

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli return to T20I format

The formidable duo of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli is set to make a powerful return to the T20I arena for the Men in Blue. Rohit will lead the charge with his astute leadership skills and aggressive batting. Meanwhile, Kohli’s inclusion adds significant strength to India’s batting lineup with his prolific run-scoring abilities and experience.

Sanju Samson finds a spot in the squad

A significant development in the squad is the inclusion of Sanju Samson, who has earned his place with notable performances, including a century in the recently concluded ODI series against South Africa. The right-handed batter seizes a perfect opportunity to solidify his spot in the Indian limited-overs squad, bringing his dynamic batting skills to the forefront.

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Hardik Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav sidelined

In a big setback, all-rounder Hardik Pandya and T20I specialist batter Suryakumar Yadav are sidelined for the upcoming bilateral contest due to injuries. Their absence marks a notable void in the squad, posing a challenge for the Indian side.

India’s squad for upcoming against T20I Afghanistan

Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Yashaswi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar.

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