India With a Talented and Experienced Squad
The cricket world will witness a sturdy battle in this June, India in their tour against England. The series has included 12 matches, including a trial match. The series will take on 3rd July with a t20I. India will play, 3 T20I's,3 ODI's and 5 Tests against the hosts.
In their previous visit to England in 2014, both team had a fair result. England was victorious in the test series with 3-1. India secured the ODI series by 3-1 and the only T20I favored the hosts.
Men In Blue had a excellent season till now. They were victorious in their tour against South Africa by securing t20I, ODI series. Indian youngsters performed well in the tri series hosted by Sri Lanka. England will play a ODI against Scotland and will face Australia on their visit.
Indian team has already announced their ODI and T20I squad for the series. Both will be led by Virat Kohli. The selectors has made some new inclussion for India in their 16 man ODI squad. Ambati Rayudu, Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul were placed in the squad. All these players were excellent in the IPL with the bat. Rayudu was brilliant for Chennai. Shreyas Iyer, although the team didn't succeeded, his contributions were clearly visible in their score card. Kings XI Punjab was highly depended on KL Rahul's performance in the season.
Selectors are also recalled the Sun Risers Hyderabad bowling sensation Siddharth Kaul. Hardik Pandya had a good IPL season and will be a strength in the middle order with MS Dhoni.Washington Sundar, who had impressive tri series placed in the squad. Although he dissappointed in the IPL, he will be a key player against England. Jusprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav will surely be a strength in the pace order.
The left-armer Kuldeep Yadav was also placed in the team and expected to be a support for Sundar in the XI. Indian ODI squad have three openers, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma. If Rahul made the XI, Rohit Sharma will get a demotion in he XI.
India is aiming for a revenge on t20I loss in the 2014 tour. In the 3 T20I's, India is hoping for a white wash against the hosts. Indian team is boosted with the performance of youngsters in the tri series. Indian team showed dominance over Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey were placed in the T20I squad. Rahul's performance will be crucial for the team. Captain Kohli had an amazing run hunt in the IPL, and expected to maintain the same. MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya's cameo in the middle order will decide the team run rate.
ODI Squad: Virat (Capt), Shikhar, Rohit, KL Rahul, Shreyas, Rayudu, MS Dhoni(wk), Dinesh Karthik, Chahal, Kuldeep, Sundar, Bhuvneshwar, Bumrah, Hardik, Kaul, Umesh.
T20I Squad: Virat (Capt), Shikhar, Rohit, KL Rahul, Raina, Manish, MS Dhoni(wk), Dinesh Karthik, Chahal, Kuldeep, Sundar, Bhuvneshwar, Bumrah, Hardik, Kaul, Umesh.