IND vs ENG: SuryaKumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Rahul Tewatia In India T20I Squad For England Series
The Indian cricket board's national selection panel on Saturday affected multiple changes to the T20 International squad that won the T20I series in Australia 2-1 recently.
After being criticized for ignoring Suryakumar Yadav for Australia tour despite his stellar performance in the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL), the selectors included him in the 19-member squad for five T20Is against England starting on March 12 in Ahmedabad.
Yadav's Mumbai Indians teammate, Ishan Kishan, hammered a record-setting 94-ball 173 (19x6s, 11x4s) in a Vijay Hazare Trophy match against Madhya Pradesh in Indore on Saturday, also gets a call-up, along with Rajasthan Royals spin-bowling all-rounder Rahul Tewatia.
The three performed well in the IPL. Tewatia scored 255 runs and picked 10 wickets in 14 IPL games for Rajasthan Royals while the Mumbai Indians' batting duo Yadav (480 in 16 matches) and Kishan (516 runs in 14 matches) impressed as well.
Kishan continued his form in other Indian domestic games, getting a 60 in T20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, besides 173 in the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Saturday. Spinner Varun Chakravarthy, known for unconventional and mystery spin bowling, also returns after missing the Australia tour due to injury.