In a significant announcement, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has unveiled the T20 squad set to face Afghanistan, marking the return of cricketing stalwarts Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. The Men in Blue, under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, are gearing up for the T20 series, and the inclusion of these seasoned players adds a formidable edge to the lineup.
Rohit Sharma, appointed as the captain, will lead the team, signaling a strategic move by the selectors to entrust the leadership reins to the experienced opener. This decision comes after the former India captain, Sourav Ganguly, endorsed Rohit Sharma’s captaincy for the upcoming T20 World Cup. Virat Kohli’s return to the T20 squad is equally noteworthy, highlighting the dynamic duo’s comeback in the shortest format of the game.
The squad boasts a mix of experienced campaigners and promising young talents. Alongside Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, the lineup features the likes of Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, and the emerging talent Tilak Varma. Jitesh Sharma and Sanju Samson will take on the wicketkeeping duties, providing depth to the squad.
The bowling department showcases a blend of spin and pace, with the inclusion of all-rounders Shivam Dube and Washington Sundar. The spin duo of Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav, along with the young leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi, brings variety to the bowling attack. The pace battery includes Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, and Mukesh Kumar, offering a well-rounded bowling unit.
As the team prepares to face Afghanistan, the return of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli injects experience and leadership into the side, providing a boost for India’s T20 aspirations.
Virat and Rohit named in India’s T20 team against Afghanistan
Rohit Sharma (C), S Gill, Y Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Shivam Dube, W Sundar, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar