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India Squad for T20 World Cup, Australia and South Africa T20Is announced

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The All-India Senior Selection committee announced the India squads for the upcoming T20 World Cup, Australia and South Africa series at home on Monday.

The All-India Senior Selection committee announced the India squads for the upcoming T20 World Cup, Australia and South Africa series at home on Monday.

The squad for the T20 World Cup was pretty much on the expected lines with Rohit Sharma appointed as the captain and KL Rahul as the vice-captain. Left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh was also rewarded for his consistent bowling performances of late with a place in the squad.

Harshal Patel and Jasprit Bumrah, both of whom had picked up injuries recently and were ruled out of the Asia Cup as well, have been named in the squad. Ravichandran Ashwin is also in the T20 World Cup squad and he has been rewarded for his improved all-round game of late.

Four standby players — Shreyas Iyer, Mohammed Shami, Deepak Chahar and Ravi Bishnoi — have also been named along with the original squad of 15 members.

India squad for ICC T20 World Cup: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.

Standby players – Mohd. Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Chahar

As far as the squads for the Australia and South Africa home series go, it is pretty much similar barring a few changes. Arshdeep Singh has been omitted from the squad for the Australia series as he will be reporting to the NCA for conditioning-related work, and Mohammed Shami and Deepak Chahar have been added to it.

For the South Africa series, Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have been omitted from the squad as they will also report to the NCA for conditioning-related work, and Arshdeep, Shami and Chahar have been added.

India Squad for Australia T20Is: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohd. Shami, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah.

India squad for South Africa T20Is: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Mohd. Shami, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah.