India has announced their squad for the South Africa series and there are some major surprises in the T20 and the ODI squad. While the Test series are played after T20 and ODI series India hasn’t revealed the Test squad.
T20 Squad: Dhawan, Rohit, Kohli, Raina, Rahane, Rayudu, Dhoni, Binny, Ashwin, Axar, Harbhajan, Mohit, Mishra, Sreenath Aravind, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
India r 1st 3 ODIsSquad fo: Dhoni, Dhawan, Rohit, Kohli, Rayudu, Raina, Rahane, Binny, Ashwin, Axar, Gurkeerat, Mishra, Bhuvi, Mohit, Umesh
India’s bowling attack:
India have picked three pacers and three spinners in their T20 squad with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sreenath Aravind and Mohit Sharma featuring in the pace department and Ravichandran Ashwin,Amit Mishra and Harbhajan Singh taking care of the spin duties. The tall Karnataka pacer has been called up for the national side for the first time in T20’s after his excellent performance in the domestic circuit. Aravind has played 45 T20 matches claiming 55 wickets with a decent average of 21.76. The 31-year-old also has a best bowling figures of 4/14 and an economy of 7.77 which is healthy going by T20 standards. In the spin department, Harbhajan makes his place into the side after his robust performance in the IPL. However, Harbhajan lost his potency as a spinner in Tests his services in the limited overs format can be quite handy.
After series of poor performances, Ravindra Jadeja has been axed from both the T20 and ODI squads and rightly so
India has picked the ODI squad for the initial 3 ODI’s which comprises of 5 bowlers and 3 all-rounders. Amit Mishra makes the Indian ODI squad after a gap of two years since the tour of Zimbabwe 2013 where he was awarded man of the series. His all-around effort in the recently concluded Test series against Sri Lanka has earned him a spot in the ODI squad as well. Apart from Mishra bowlers who have been part in the world cup squad has been retained in the squad while Mohammed Shami misses out due to a knee injury.