IND vs ENG: The Board of Control for Cricket in India has announced the Indian team for the five-match T20 series against England. For this series, Suryakumar Yadav and Ishaan Kishan got a chance in the team for the first time. Also, mystery spinner Varun Chakraborty has also returned to the team.
Mystery spinner Varun Chakraborty, who performed brilliantly in IPL 2020, was earlier included in Team India in the T20 series against Australia last year, but due to injury he could not go to Australia. At the same time, wicketkeeper batsman Ishan Kishan and top order batsman Suryakumar Yadav, who performed brilliantly in IPL 2020 for Mumbai Indians, got a place in Team India for the first time.
Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Y Chahal, Varun Chakravarthy, Axar Patel, W Sundar, R Tewatia, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep, Shardul Thakur. https://t.co/KkunRWtwE6
– BCCI (@BCCI) February 20, 2021
Rahul Tewatia also got a place in the team
All-rounder Rahul Tewatia, who had single-handedly won the Rajasthan Royals on several occasions in the IPL 2020, has also been included in the Indian team for the T20 series against England. Tewatia had won 255 runs and 10 wickets in the IPL 2020 played in the UAE. But he got the most limelight when he hit five sixes off five balls from West Indies fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell.