Rohit Sharma is going to lead Team India for the Nidahas Trophy that is going to begin on March 6 in Sri Lanka. However, BCCI have decided to give rest to Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya. Shikhar Dhawan has been appointed as the vice-captain of the team. Rohit previously, had led the team as the captain in December for a T-20 series against Sri Lanka, which India had won.
BhuvneshwarKumar, Jasprit Bumrah and chinaman Kuldeep Yadav have also been given a rest for the matches.
All-India Senior Selection Committee chairman, MSK Prasad saud about the selection, that, “MS Dhoni was not available for selection as he had requested for rest. We’ve kept in mind the workload and upcoming schedule while finalizing the team for Nidahas Trophy. The high-performance team has suggested that adequate rest should be given to our fast bowlers to help improve athletic performance, maximize rest and prevent injury.”
There is a pattern that has to be followed while appointing the players for the team, and nn offical from the establishment has said that the players who have given good performances need to have a rest for a while too.
SQUAD: Rohit Sharma (Capt), Shikhar Dhawan (vc), KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Vijay Shankar, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammad Siraj, Rishabh Pant (wk).