The BCCI on Thursday announced India's 15-member squad for the upcoming home T20I series against South Africa. All-rounder Hardik Pandya, who was rested for the tour of West Indies, has been included.
Meanwhile, MS Dhoni, who had made himself unavailable for the West Indies tour to serve his Territorial Army regiment, doesn't find a place in the team. It is not yet clear if he has been rested or dropped. In all likelihood, the former seems to be the reason for his non-inclusion with a lot of cricket to be played in the near future.
The rest of the squad which faced the Windies in the USA and the Caribbean in the three-match series is the same. The selectors continue to manage Jasprit Bumrah‘s workload while the wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal still haven’t been included in the team.
The T20I series is set to begin on September 15.
India’s T20I squad for South Africa series: Virat Kohli(Capt), Rohit Sharma (VC), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (WK), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini.