Separate squads will be chosen by selectors for the South Africa T20Is and the England tour
With South Africa visiting India for a five-match T20I series following the conclusion of the IPL 2022, the Chetan Sharma-led committee is expected to split the Indian squad into two, with one team touring England and the other facing the Proteas at home. The scenario will be similar to last year’s, when the selectors divided the players into two sides, one for the England Test series and another for a limited-overs series against Sri Lanka.
According to, seniors Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammad Shami, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Ravindra Jadeja will be sent for the England tour, while a team of some experienced and some young faces will be prepared for the South Africa home series, which begins on June 9.
Meanwhile, the IPL 2022 standouts may be offered a chance in the Indian squad for the Proteas series. Shikhar Dhawan is expected to return as captain, while Tilak Varma, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Prasidh Krishna, and Avesh Khan, among others, are expected to be handed opportunities to represent the country on the big stage. Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik are also expected to return to the national team.
Suryakumar Yadav’s fitness will be evaluated before to the selection meeting, which will be held in person rather than via a virtual conference call, according to the article. Furthermore, the coaching staff must divide responsibilities among themselves, and head coach Rahul Dravid must approve the plan.
While the senior players will continue on the England tour, the South Africa series squad is expected to go to Dublin for a two-match T20I series against Ireland on June 26 and 28. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is in discussions to hold a warm-up match prior to the start of the rescheduled test, which will be held in Birmingham from July 1 to 5.
Meanwhile, Ajinkya Rahane would most certainly miss the England tour due to a Grade III hamstring injury. Rahane was hit while playing for Kolkata Knight Riders against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He has apparently been ruled out of the rest of the IPL, therefore his presence in the squad is questionable.