IND vs SA: Umran Malik, Mohsin Khan, Dinesh Karthik on selection radar for South Africa series
IND vs SA: Emerging stars like Umran Malik and Mohsin Khan may be rewarded for their IPL performances, while veteran players like Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik are likely to return to the T20 setup when India‘s selection for the home series against South Africa is announced on Sunday.
Hardik Pandya, an all-rounder who hasn’t played for India since the T20 World Cup last year, has showed form and fitness in the IPL and expected to named in the squad for the five-match series starting June 9.
He has returned to regular bowling, which crucial in his national comeback bid.
With the Test team leaving for England on June 15, some all-format players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, and Jasprit Bumrah could rested for the home series.
A similar side anticipated to selected for the two T20 matches in Ireland later this month.
If that is the case, Dhawan, who led in Sri Lanka last year, or Hardik, who has shone as a leader in his first season with Gujarat Titans, might take over as captain.
The Indian Premier League continues to produce future stars, and this season has been no exception. While Umran wowed the Sunrisers with his sheer pace, left-arm pacer Mohsin has excelled with his speed and precision.
Mohsin could receive his big shot on Sunday, as his Lucknow Super Giants skipper KL Rahul claimed left-arm pacers are always in demand at the highest level.
Arshdeep Singh, another left-arm pacer in the mix, had another successful season for Punjab. In the death overs, he had one of the better economy rates. And shown the ability to land yorkers at will, which is always helpful in a forgiving format like T20.
The Mumbai Indians skipper who is also the India captain. He showed a lot of potential in Tilak Verma maiden IPL season. And could get a look in for the South Africa series, given his Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma’s high comments for the left-hander.
Deepak Hooda and Venkatesh Iyer attempted in the middle order during the West Indies and Sri Lanka series. And it remains to seen whether one of them keeps their spot or selectors prefer IPL form.
Dinesh Karthik, who has made a good case for the finisher’s job. With his heroics for RCB, poised to return to the Indian side for the umpteenth time.
Rahul Tewatia, who has helped Gujarat win games in unusual scenarios this season, might potentially considered for that role.
Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav’s performances have also gotten a lot of notice. And possibly paving the way for the return of ‘Kulcha.’
Although it is still early in the T20 World Cup year. The South Africa series should provide the team management with ample information. To select its core group of players for the ICC event in October-November in Australia.
(With PTI Inputs)
The post IND vs SA: Umran Malik, Mohsin Khan, Dinesh Karthik on selection radar for South Africa series appeared first on CricTelegraph.