India’s batting stars Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have informed the BCCI that they are available for selection in the shortest format despite not featuring in T20 Internationals since the 2022 T20 World Cup.
The selection committee will meet on Friday to pick the team for the three T20 games against Afghanistan and the first two Tests against England. The series against Afghanistan starts on January 11, while the five-match Test series versus England begins on January 25.
The Indian team will be playing only three T20 Internationals against Afghanistan before the World Cup in June.
Meanwhile, with Hardik Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav unavailable for selection due to injury, the selection committee will have to pick a new captain for the T20s.
In another development, the selection committee is likely to rest fast bowlers Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah for upcoming games against Afghanistan.
Siraj and Bumrah played key roles in India’s thumping win over South Africa at Cape Town on Thursday. India leveled the two-match series.
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The Indian team management wants their two in-form pacers to be fully fit for the long series against England at home.
Three selectors SS Das, Salil Ankola, and chief selector Ajit Agarkar are in Cape Town.
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