The Indian team for the upcoming Test and T20I series against Sri Lanka has been announced. Rohit Sharma has become the new Test captain of Team India. Whereas BCCI has appointed fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah as the vice-captain in Tests and T20Is. Big changes have been seen in the Test team. Veteran players Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane have been shown the way out of the Test team. Fast bowler Ishant Sharma and wicketkeeper Saha also failed to make it to the team. Apart from this, former Indian captain Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant have been rested from the T20I series.
Let us tell you, Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant will also not be a part of the third and last T20I match between India and West Indies to be played in Kolkata on February 20. Both the players have been given a break of 10 days by the BCCI from the bio-bubble of Team India.
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Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant were discharged after the second T20I match against West Indies. Both the players wanted a break so that they could spend valuable time with the family. Anyway, Team India has won the T20I series against West Indies. Talking to PTI, a senior BCCI official confirmed this. Keeping the condition of anonymity, he said,
“Yes, Kohli has left for home on Saturday morning as India has already won the series. And as decided by the BCCI, it will be a policy that players playing all formats continuously will be given a break from the bio bubble from time to time, so that their workload management and mental health can be taken care of.
Virat Kohli given bio-bubble break by BCCI, leaves for home before third T20I against West Indies
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) February 19, 2022
#How is India’s squad?
Let us tell you that a three-match T20I series will be played between India and Sri Lanka from February 24. After this, from March 4, both the teams will play two Test matches. T20I team Rohit Sharma (captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Jasprit Bumrah (vice captain), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Sanju Samson (wk) ), Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav and Avesh Khan
T20I squad – Rohit Sharma (C), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Surya Kumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Deepak Hooda, R Jadeja, Y Chahal, R Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd . Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Jasprit Bumrah(VC),Avesh Khan — BCCI (@BCCI) February 19, 2022
test team Rohit Sharma (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Priyank Panchal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant (wk), KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Jayant Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah (vice-captain) ), Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav and Saurav Kumar
Test squad – Rohit Sharma (C), Priyank Panchal, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Shubhman Gill, Rishabh Pant (wk), KS Bharath, R Jadeja, Jayant Yadav, R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Sourabh Kumar , Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Mohd. Shami, Jasprit Bumrah (VC).
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 19, 2022
Let us inform that the third and final T20I match between India and West Indies will be played on February 20 at the Eden Gardens. After this, Team India will face Sri Lanka in Test and T20I series.
Team India needs just one win to win the T20I series