India’s quest for young prospects before heading to the World Cup 2019 in England now looks solid on paper as the Indian selectors showed the path for Shreyas Iyer and Mohammed Siraj in team’s T20I squad.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli earlier stressed the fact that the team management’s is looking for the young guns and the 15-man squad didn’t come as shocking for the fans.
KL Rahul is back into the side to bolster team’s batting attack. Indian pacer Ashish Nehra will play his last international game in the 1st T20I in his hometown Pune.
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Mohammed Siraj has been called as a back-up for Nehra whereas Shreyas Iyer’s brilliant shows in India ‘A’ put him ahead of Kedar Jadhav.
Speaking to CricketNext ahead of team’s warm-up game against New Zealand, Shreyas Iyer expressed his happiness on being a part of the team.
“I feel like I am very much part of the team. The team has some quality batsmen at present, but I know my time will come and I just need to be patient and score runs consistently.
“I am not someone who believes in getting into other people’s space. I like doing my own job and the interactions that I have had with the members of the senior team has been more about trying to learn from them and not about my position in the pecking order,” Iyer added.
TEAM INDIA SQUAD for three-match T20I series
Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Mohammed Siraj.