Ravi Bishnoi earns Team India call up in the upcoming T20 series against West Indies
It has been a great day for 21-year-old Ravi Bishnoi, who has been handed his maiden India call-up as The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the 18-member Indian team squad for the upcoming three T20Is series against the West Indies which will be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata from February 16 onwards due to ongoing COVID situation in the country.
Bishnoi had impressed one and all with his bowling for the Punjab Kings in the IPL 2020 and continued his performance for the franchise in the IPL 2021 as well. This was a well-earned reward for his consistency with the ball.
Rohit Sharma passed his fitness test and will lead the Indian team in both ODIs and T20Is against the West Indies. There weren’t many surprises in the Indian squad for the West Indies T20I series at home. Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Ishan Kishan were named as the openers. Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, and Venkatesh Iyer made up the batting department.
Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, and Mohammed Siraj were named in the fast bowling department. Avesh Khan is yet to make his India debut, while Harshal Patel recently made his against New Zealand at home and impressed one and all.
Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar will lead the spin attack along with Ravi Bishnoi for the company. Sundar had missed the flight to South Africa after testing positive for the COVID-19 recently. Also making his return in T20Is is Axar Patel, who was out with an injury.