India Squad For Afghanistan T20Is Live Updates: Squad likely to be announced© AFP
India’s Squad For T20Is vs Afghanistan, Live Updates:According to the latest reports, pacers Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah are likely to be rested for the T20I series against Afghanistan. Both the players were at their best during the recently-concluded Test series against South Africa. Both Siraj and Bumrah registered their respective six-wicket hauls and helped India draw the two-match series. For the first time in over a year, the veteran duo of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma could return to the shortest format, having reportedly made themselves available for selection
Here are the Live Updates of India’s squad announcement for the upcoming T20I series against Afghanistan:
India Squad for Afghanistan series Live: Hardik’s absence
India all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who led the team in the absence of Rohit Sharma, will be missing out on the series against Afghanistan. The newly-appointed Mumbai Indians skipper picked up an injury during the ODI World Cup 2023 and is currently out of action.
India Squad for Afghanistan series Live: Bumrah and Siraj likely to be rested
The report also claims that the pace duo of Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah are likely to be rested, having been at the center of action in South Africa. There continues to remain a question mark on the availability of Mohammed Shami, who didn’t feature in any of the two Tests in South Africa.
India Squad for Afghanistan series Live: Bumrah’s immense contributions
Apart from Siraj, another player who whole-heartedly contributed in India’s historic win in the second Test was pacer Jasprit Bumrah. Just like Siraj, Bumrah also took six wickets and helped India to bowl out the Proteas for 176 in their second innings. He also emerged as the joint Player of the Series, along with Dean Elgar.
India Squad for Afghanistan series Live: Siraj’s fiery performance
The recently-concluded Test series between India and South Africa will be fondly remembered for Mohammed Siraj. The Indian pacer registered a marvelous six-wicket haul in the second match and helped Team India bundle out the Proteas for 55. He also bagged the Player of the Match award for his performance.
India Squad for Afghanistan series Live: India’s draw against South Africa
Team India will be coming to this series after playing a 1-1 draw against South Africa in a two-match series. After losing the first match by an innings and 32 runs, Team India registered a massive seven-wicket victory in the second game. That match also turned also turned out to be the shortest Test in the history of cricket.
India Squad for Afghanistan series Live: Preparations for the WC
The upcoming three-match T20I series will be the only T20Is for Team India, ahead of the T20 World Cup 2024, which will be hosted by USA in June. India will be putting their best foot forward, in order to prepare for the marquee event.
India Squad for Afghanistan series Live: Will Rohit, Kohli return?
Many reports have suggested that India skipper Rohit Sharma and star batter Virat Kohli have made themselves available for selections for the T20I series against Afghanistan. The duo last featured in a T20 international back in the 2022 T20 World Cup and have since been playing only Tests and ODIs.
India Squad for Afghanistan series Live: Hello
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of India’s squad announcement for the upcoming three-match T20I series against Afghanistan. Stay tuned for all the live updates.
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