ohit Sharma, the opening batsman, returns to the set-up after having been ruled out for four months in November last year due to a thigh injury. So far, in the IPL, he has scored 183 runs in 10 innings for Mumbai Indians, who are the first team to qualify for the play-offs.
We are completely impressed with Rishabh Pant. But he missed out because of squad combination. We will groom him for the future,” noted Prasad. The former wicketkeeper-batsman also pointed out that the selectors had pondered over whether to select Kuldeep Yadav, the slow left-arm unorthodox bowler, who he said “missed out narrowly”.
The Virat Kohli-led Indian side will start their campaign with a game against arch-rivals Pakistan on June 4 at Edgbaston.
Squad: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit, Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Shami