Hardik Pandya, who had a disappointing performance in the T20 World Cup, has been dropped from the team. Rituraj Gaikwad played in the series against Sri Lanka. Leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has also found a place in the team as expected while fast bowler Mohammad Siraj has also made it to the team.
Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel and Deepak Chahar, named as reserve players in the T20 World Cup, have been included in the main team. The announcement of Rohit Sharma’s name as captain was just a formality. While Lokesh Rahul has been made the vice-captain. Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah and veteran bowler Mohammed Shami and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja have been rested.
The Indian T20 squad is as follows: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Lokesh Rahul (Vice-Captain), Rituraj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ishan Kishan (WK), Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj.