BCCI selects squad for Sri Lanka series; rests and rehabilitation advised


The Board of Control for Cricket in India has finally settled on their squad for the Sri Lanka series.

Regular skipper Rohit Sharma is going to be a part of the ODI series but not T20Is.

Hardik Pandya will lead the side in his absence in the T20I series.

Virat Kohli and KL Rahul are not going to feature in the T20I series as well.

On the other hand, Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja are under simulation match training.

Rishabh Pant is going to train at the NCA before he returns for the Test series against Australia.

To secure a place in the finals of the World Test Championship, India needs to win at least three Tests.

A long list of injured players for India who are yet to recover

Unfortunately, Shikhar Dhawan failed to feature in the Sri Lanka series as the BCCI is not happy with his performance.

This year, India got a great bowler in Prasidh Krishna but now he too is injured and will take time to recover. Krishna injured his back in September and has not recovered fully.

That’s why Mohammad Shami is back, Arshdeep Singh is raring to go, and Umran Malik also gets a chance in this series.

On the other hand, Deepak Chahar who sustained an injury during the Bangladesh tour is yet to recover and Bhuvneshwar Kumar did not come up in the discussions.

Moreover, the selectors want to keep Yuzvendra Chahal as the sole spinner in the white-ball format for India which is why Ravi Bishnoi has to relinquish his place in India’s squad.

Shreyas Iyer and Mohammad Siraj are not available for the T20Is but will come back for the ODI series.

This is how the team pans out from the perspective of the sacked selection panel of the BCCI.

BCCI yet to name a replacement for the sacked selection panel

Meanwhile, BCCI has not confirmed the new selection panel as the Cricket Advisory Committee has been given all the applications for the selection of new members.

The CAC comprises members like Ashok Malhotra, Sulakshana Naik, and Jatin Paranjpe.

So, far no decisions have been made and the final call will be taken in the first week of January 2023.

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