The Indian Cricket Team announced its 19-member squad for the T20I series against England on Saturday. To kick off the preparations for the same, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has called Shikhar Dhawan and other white-ball specialists to report in Ahmedabad, on March 1.
The first T20 match between India and England in on March 12
The five-match T20I series between India and England is scheduled between March 12-20 and will take place at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad.
“Shikhar is supposed to report in Ahmedabad along with others on March 1. As far as we know, all the white ball specialists have been asked to play 2 to 3 games to be in touch as they will again enter a new bubble with all the COVID-19 protocols in place,” a senior DDCA official told PTI on condition of anonymity.
Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav and Rahul Tewatia earned their maiden India call-ups for the T20I squad announced for the Indian Team.
India squad for T20Is against England: Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Y Chahal, Varun Chakravarthy, Axar Patel, W Sundar, R Tewatia, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep, Shardul Thakur.
India and England are currently playing the Test match series against each other. The series now stands 1-1, and the preparations for the upcoimg third Test scheduled for February 24 are on its full swing.