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IND vs AFG: Major Update Over Inclusion Of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma In Team

Team India star batters Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have informed the BCCI that they are available for the selection in the T20 games.

Edited By : Saurav Gupta | Updated: Jan 5, 2024 11:34 IST
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Team India star batters Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have informed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that they are available for the selection in the T20 games for the upcoming series against Afghanistan, The Indian Express said.

Committee Meeting: Finalizing Squad for Afghanistan T20s and England Tests

The anticipation mounts as the Indian cricket team’s selection committee prepares to convene this Friday. Their primary agenda? Handpicking the squad for the upcoming challenges against Afghanistan and the formidable England team.

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Fixture Details: Key Dates and Series Information

The series against Afghanistan, consisting of three T20 games, is slated to commence on January 11. Following this, the team gears up for an intense five-match Test series against England, commencing on January 25.

T20 Dilemma: Captaincy Uncertainty Due to Injuries

With the unfortunate unavailability of Hardik Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav due to injury, a crucial decision awaits the committee. A new captain needs to be selected for the imminent T20 Internationals, setting the stage for strategic deliberation.

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Player Rest: Siraj and Bumrah Likely to Sit Out Against Afghanistan

In an intriguing development, the committee leans towards resting pace sensations Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah for the upcoming clashes against Afghanistan. Both players showcased their prowess in India’s recent triumph against South Africa in Cape Town, leveling the series.

Strategy Unveiled: Focusing on England Tests, Siraj and Bumrah Set to Shine

Sources suggest that the dynamic duo, Siraj and Bumrah, will likely be reserved for the Test matches against England. The Indian team management aims to ensure their peak fitness for the arduous series ahead, valuing their integral roles.

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Committee Composition: Key Decision-Makers in Cape Town

The trio of selectors – SS Das, Salil Ankola, and the chief selector Ajit Agarkar – are currently present in Cape Town, immersed in the critical decision-making process.

 

First published on: Jan 05, 2024 11:01 AM IST

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