India is starting its preparations for the T20 World Cup to be held this year.
As part of its strategy, India will test out a huge pool of players.
Hence India has named two squads for the three-match T20I series against England.
There is one squad for the 1st T20 and another for the 2nd and 3rd T20.
Rohit Sharma, who was ruled out of the fifth Test due to COVID-19, will lead both the squads.
India’s squad for 1st T20
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik
India’s squad for 2nd and 3rd T20
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik
Deepak Hooda, who hit a century against Ireland, has been named in both the T20 squads.
Sanju Samson is also in the 1st T20 squad and will be a possible wicket keeper candidate and a cover for in Dinesh Karthik.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Venkatesh Iyer, Arshdeep Singh and Rahul Tripathi will only feature in the 1st T20.
Virat Kohli makes a a comeback and has been included in the 2nd and 3rd T20s.
Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant, who played in the 5th Test are all part of the 2nd T20 squad.
KL Rahul continues to be absent due to injury.
India’s ODI squad announced
Rohit Sharma will be the ODI captain and Rishabh Pant will be his deputy.
Shikhar Dhawan has been retained which means Ruturaj Gaikwad misses out.
Arshdeep Singh, who was impressive during IPL 2022, has been called up to the ODI squad.
Kuldeep Yadav will will be disappointed to miss out after his superlative IPL performances.
Deepak Chahar, who was part of the last ODI squad, continues to be injured.
Other players who were part of the last ODI team but are not selected this time, include Deepak Hooda, Ravi Bishnoi, Shahrukh Khan and Washington Sundar
India’s squad for ODIs: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, J Bumrah, Prasidh Krishna, Mohd Shami, Mohd Siraj, Arshdeep Singh