Dinesh Karthik returns to the Indian side yet again. The wicketkeeper batter has been selected in the national team’s T20I side against South Africa starting next month in a home series. He got the upper hand of the selectors after his recent success as the finisher in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.
KL Rahul will lead the side and Rishabh Pant is his deputy for the T20I series.
There are many new faces in the team, Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh were also rewarded the national selection based on their IPL success.
All-rounder Hardik Pandya, who last played for India in the T20 World Cup has made a comeback.’
India’s T20I squad: KL Rahul (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (vice-captain)(wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik