The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) declared the Indian squads for Twenty20 (T20) and ODIs against South Africa in the upcoming Mahatma Gandhi-Nelson Mandela series. The 72-day long vitality sapping visit includes three T20 internationals, five ODIs and four Test matches.
Harbhajan Singh has made it to the T20 squad of Team India against South Africa. His experience will may be useful against the forceful Proteas, who likewise have a hazardous T20 side. Harbhajan has a good economy rate in the T20s and he can likewise swing the willow hard when required.
Gurkeerat Mann Singh has also been chosen. He had set up a splendid all-round performance against Bangladesh An in the first ODI and is liable to be India’s number seven in the batting lineup and additionally the fifth blowing away alternative in the 50 format.
The selectors sat down alongside T20 and ODI captain MS Dhoni in the meeting to settle on their last decisions for the forthcoming series. This will be an imperative arrangement and quite likely, Dhoni’s recommendations would not have been turned down.
Mohammad Shami, who wanted to play against South Africa, was included in the 30 proabable player list, yet because of fitness reasons he couldn’t make it to any of the squads.
T20Is: MS Dhoni (C & wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Stuart Binny, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Harbhajan Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohit Sharma, Amit Mishra, S Aravind.
First three ODIs: MS Dhoni (C & wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Ajinkya Rahane, Stuart Binny, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Amit Mishra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav