Dinesh Karthik, Umran Malik, and Mohsin Khan are expected to be included in India’s T20I squad for the upcoming home series against South Africa. Shikhar Dhawan and Hardik Pandya are also contenders for the Indian captaincy.
India will play South Africa in a five-match T20I series in five different cities: New Delhi, Cuttack, Visakhapatnam, Rajkot, and Bengaluru. The BCCI has also allowed certain venues to be filled to capacity.
Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya To Make A Comeback In Indian T20 Squad
According to sources, outstanding performers from the ongoing IPL 2022, including Dinesh Karthik, Umran Malik, and Mohsin Khan, would be called up to the Indian team for the next T20I series against South Africa at home. Shikhar Dhawan and Hardik Pandya are also contenders for the India captaincy.
Many performers have been anticipated to earn a chance in the South Africa series based on their performances in the Indian Premier League edition 15. The BCCI also wants to give first-choice players a break before the England visit, where India will play one Test and five limited-overs matches. A similar side is anticipated to be selected for the two T20 matches in Ireland later this month.
According to PTI, young talents like Umran Malik and Mohsin Khan may be rewarded for their IPL performances, while veteran players like Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik are expected to return to the T20 setup when the India squad is named for the home series against South Africa on Sunday.
Apart from Mohsin Khan, who was impressed during his time with the Lucknow Super Giants, Arshdeep Singh of the Punjab Kings is also in contention.
Tilak Varma, the leading scorer for the Mumbai Indians, is projected to be selected in the batting order, while Deepak Hooda is likely to keep his spot in the Sri Lanka series. Dinesh Karthik is impressed with his finishing ability for RCB and is poised to return to the team after missing the 2019 World Cup.
Given that Rohit Sharma will be rested for the T20I series against South Africa and Ireland, it has been stated that Shikhar Dhawan and Hardik Pandya are in the race for the captaincy of the Indian team for these seven T20I matches.