Tuesday, 05 December 2017 - 12:39
India names squads for Sri Lanka T20 series and SA tour


Indian cricket selectors have announced the India squad for the 3-match T20 series against Sri Lanka along with unveiling the 17-member squad for the 3-match Test tour of South Africa scheduled for January 2018.
Youngster Washington Sundar earned his maiden call-up for the T20 series that will be held on December 20, 22 and 24 at Cuttack, Indore, and Visakhapatnam respectively.
Meanwhile, the hosts have opted to go with five frontline pacer and two slow bowlers for the Test tour of the Proteas.
The three Tests will be played at Newlands, Cape Town (January 5 to 9), Centurion (January 13-17) and The Wanderers, Johannesburg (January 24-28).
Later, 2 teams will take on each other in 6 ODIs and 3 T20s, starting on 1st February that will go on until 24th February.
Pacer Jasprit Bumrah earned his maiden Test call-up, while Parthiv Patel was also included as a backup wicket keeping option for Wriddhiman Saha.
24-year-old Hardik Pandya, who was rested for the Test series against Sri Lanka makes his comeback to Virat Kohli's squad.
With the conditions in South Africa favoured to assist pacers, the selectors have decided to retain their leading spin duo R. Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, leaving out Kuldeep Yadav.
The frontline pace attack includes the likes of Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Bumrah.

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