The BCCI selectors are unlikely to make many changes to the roster for the South Africa T20Is
According to the most recent developments, the BCCI selection committee will not make any changes to the Indian squad for the five-match home T20I series against South Africa in June. It should be mentioned that members of the selection committee have been visiting Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 matches. Because the series against the Proteas follows the IPL, selectors were expected to pick players based on their performance in the gala competition.
That, however, will not be the case. Notably, the Chetan Sharma-led selection committee will have to make some tough decisions because so many young players have entered the game. Uncapped players like Rahul Tripathi, Umran Malik, and Arshdeep Singh have given some of the finest in the business a run for their money.
Veteran Dinesh Karthik has also made his bat talk and expressed his desire to compete in the T20 World Cup later this year. Simultaneously, prominent names like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have been out of sorts. Nonetheless, their spot on the national team will not be jeopardized. According to reports, India’s team for the T20I series against South Africa, which begins on June 19, would be devoid of shocks.
While a few new faces are anticipated to join the squad, no major changes are planned. As a result, players who were in the team for the West Indies and Sri Lanka series should be retained. Meanwhile, the Men in Blue have a slew of T20 matches ahead of them before the T20 World Cup in Australia in 2022.
After South Africa, Rohit Sharma’s men will play away from the T20I series against Ireland, England, and the West Indies, and the selectors may consider giving new faces a chance. In reality, the series against Ireland will coincide with the fifth Test of England’s inconclusive series. As a result, the BCCI will almost certainly designate a second-string squad for the Ireland T20Is.