Rookie sensation Devdutt Padikkal, Prithvi Shaw prone to be picked in India’s expanded squad for England tour

Rookie sensation Devdutt Padikkal, Prithvi Shaw prone to be picked in India’s expanded squad for England tour

New Delhi: The India A regulars like Abhimanyu Easwaran and Priyank Panchal shall be in rivalry together with rookie sensation Devdutt Padikkal when the selectors on Friday decide a 30-strong India squad for the four-month journey to United Kingdom.

The Indian group is scheduled to play the World Check Championship last in opposition to New Zealand at Southampton from 18-22 June earlier than taking over England in a five-Check sequence.

The sequence will start at Nottingham (4-8 August) and shall be adopted by matches at Lord’s (12-16 August), Leeds (25-29 August), Oval (2-6 September) and Manchester (10-14 September).

A 14-day onerous quarantine for passengers travelling from India to UK and the prevailing COVID-19 scenario within the nation has pressured BCCI to choose not less than 30 members within the squad which could have some computerized decisions and one of the best performers from India.

File image of Prithvi Shaw. AP

File picture of Prithvi Shaw. AP

There shall be only a few locations that are up for grabs. An additional opener’s slot may see a three-way combat between Abhimanyu Easwaran, Priyank Panchal and rookie Devdutt padikkal.

Prithvi Shaw is predicted to again after getting his type again in Indian Premier League. He performed just one Check in Australia and was dropped for lack of type.

Easwaran and Panchal have been back-up openers throughout the Check matches in opposition to England.

Equally Ishan Kishan and Kona Bharath shall be combating for the third wicketkeeper’s slot after Rishabh Pant and Wriddhiman Saha.

Axar Patel and Rahul Chahar may combat it out for the third spinner’s slot behind Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.

Hardik Pandya, regardless of not bowling a lot, would be the batting all-rounder whereas Shardul Thakur might be used because the bowling all-rounder.

Within the absence of T Natarajan, the left-arm seam bowling possibility might be Jaydev Unadkat whereas children Prasidh Krishna and Avesh Khan are additionally anticipated to board the England flight.

Mohammed Shami, Hanuma Vihari, Bhuvneshwar Kumar are anticipated to be again after recovering from their respective accidents.

Possible 30

Openers: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Priyank Panchal/Devdutt Padikkal

Center Order: Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, KL Rahul

All-rounders: Washington Sundar, Hardik Pandya

Spinners: R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Rahul Chahar

Pacers: Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Web Bowlers (Seemingly): Chetan Sakariya, Ankit Rajpoot.

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