Suryakumar Yadav earned an international call for the T20I series against England in March. He will be joined by his Mumbai Indians teammate Ishan Kishan who put on a big show in the Indian Premier League 2020 in the United Arab Emirates.
Suryakumar has been a constant artist for the Indians of Mumbai and Mumbai over the years.
The five-game series, which will be played in Ahmedabad, will also see Haryana’s all-rounder Rahul Tewatia turning heads for the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL.
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Varun Chakravarthy, who was injured after the IPL and therefore missed the Australian tour, is back in the mix with statemate T. Natarajan.
Axar Patel, who made his Test debut against England, is part of the spin group comprising Chakravarthy and Yuzvendra Chahal.
The series will also mark the return of seasoned paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar who was treating a thigh injury. Chinese bowler Kuldeep Yadav is not part of the squad.
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Wicket-beater keeper Rishabh Pant, who was dropped for the limited run in Australia, will make a comeback for the T20I after recording a series of strong performances in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy followed by the ongoing test series against England.
The Indian team for the T20Is against England: Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik, Rishabh Pant (sem), Ishan Kishan (sem), Y Chahal, Varun Chakravarthy, Axar Patel, W Sundar, R Tewatia, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep, Shardul Thakur.