KL Rahul named T20I captain vs South Africa, Pujara in for England Test
- Indian squads for South Africa T20Is, England Test were announced on Sunday
- Umran Malik , Arshdeep Singh and Ruturaj Gaikwad got their maiden India call-up for T20Is
- Dinesh Karthik, who put up an impressive show in IPL 2022, is also named in the squad
KL Rahul will lead India in the five-match T20I series against South Africa at home, with Rishabh Pant as his deputy. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the squads for the home series vs Temba Bavuma and co and the only Test vs England.
The likes of pace sensation Umran Malik , Arshdeep Singh and opener Ruturaj Gaikwad got their maiden India call-up for the South Africa series, which starts on June 9. Dinesh Karthik, who put up an impressive show in IPL 2022, is also named in the squad. Hardik Pandya returns for India.
T20I squad: KL Rahul (Capt), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (vc) (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Y Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, R Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik
India will face England in one Test match at Lord's from July 1 to 5. The team will be led by Rohit Sharma, with KL Rahul as his deputy.
One of the key additions to the squad is Cheteshwar Pujara. He and Ajinkya Rahane were dropped from the Indian squad for the series against Sri Lanka. The 34-year-old scored a century and two double tons in his County Championship Division Two stint with Sussex. Opener KS Bharat and Prasidh Krishna have also been named in the squad. Umesh Yadav marks his return.
Test Squad (for England) - Rohit Sharma (Capt), KL Rahul (VC), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant (wk), KS Bharat (wk), R Jadeja, R Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohd Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Prasidh Krishna