No Dhoni, No Chahal - Twitter Reacts On India's T20I Squad

No MS Dhoni, No Chahal – Twitter Reacts On India’s T20I Squad For SA Series

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India announced the 15-member squad for the three-match T20I series against South Africa. Former skipper MS Dhoni is not part of the squad and neither is Yuzvendra Chahal. Furthermore, Kuldeep Yadav is also ignored in the announced squad. Dhoni had taken a two-month sabbatical and Rishabh Pant will continue to don the gloves.

Meanwhile, the Indian selectors has once again decided to invest in the new names. In fact, the squad is almost which was picked for the T20I series against West Indies. Hardik Pandya is back in the Indian team. The talismanic all-rounder was rested for the tour of West Indies. Pandya replaces Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the side.

No MS Dhoni, No Chahal - Twitter Reacts On India's T20I Squad For SA Series 1

India has rested Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Khaleel Ahmed is also included in the squad whereas Navdeep Saini who had impressed on T20I debut against West Indies also gets a chance in the side. Saini had claimed three wickets against the Windies in his very first match and has impressed with his express pace.

Washington Sundar who had also impressed with his performances on the West Indies is also retained in the side. Furthermore, Rahul Chahar who had also made his debut in the third T20I against West Indies also makes the cut into the side. Chahar’s elder cousin Deepak Chahar also gets another opportunity in the side.

MS Dhoni, Rishabh Pant
MS Dhoni (Image Credit: Google)

The first T20I between India and South Africa will take place on 15th September at Dharamshala. The Proteas will play three Test matches after the completion of the T20I series.

Here is India’s T20I squad for the series against South Africa.

India’s squad for three T20Is against South Africa: Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (WK), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini.

Here is how Twitter reacted to India’s squad: