The squads for the limited over cricket versus England are announced by the BCCI on Friday and twitter is already filled with tweets on few unexpected inclusions. The main topic being the inclusion of Yuvraj who hasn’t played an ODI since 2013.
Virat Kohli has been named as the full-time Indian captain due to the unexpected resignation of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Dhawan, Ashwin, Jadeja who have been rested for the games against New Zealand are back in the team. KL Rahul is to be accompanied by Shikhar Dhawan as an opening batsman, who has missed out the recent ODI series against the Kiwis. Rohit Sharma is not in perfect shape and is still recovering from his injury.
The sensational youngster, Rishab Pant has been rewarded with a spot for the shortest format of the game. Suresh Raina couldn’t find a spot in the ODI squad but made it to the T20 squad. Manish Pandey has also been picked for the ODIs. Manish and Kedar would be fighting against the comeback man, Yuvraj for a place in the middle order.
Here is how twitter reacted to the Indian ODI and T20 teams:
More batting options than I expected. Only 3 games so not much rotation possible. Some batsmen are going to get disappointed
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 6, 2017
Dhoni knew that Yuvraj Singh will be back in team that's why he left captaincy: Yograj Singh.
— EngiNerd. (@mainbhiengineer) January 6, 2017
Yuvraj Singh and @MohammadKaif started together. One is doing yoga.
— Arif Attar عارِف (@medullaoblon) January 6, 2017
Yuvraj Singh makes a comeback in both ODI and T20 even life push him to the corner he always finds a way to comeback.. Yuvi under Kohli 👬
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) January 6, 2017
Wow.. Its a strong team…I think d selection committee is preparing team for d champions trophy.. Very gud move by committee… #IndvsEng
— virender sehwag (@virendersehweg) January 6, 2017
— Sandipan Banerjee (@im_sandipan) January 6, 2017
Dhoni Steps Down
Yuvi Into Team
Everything is interlinked
Yuvraj Singh included in both ODI and T20 teams against England 💥💥
— Fukkard (@Fukkard) January 6, 2017
Reporter : Aapne Nehra ko kyu select kiya hai ?
Selector : We are confi दन्त that he will do well lmao#IndvsEng
— Lame af Monk 😓 (@oldschoolmonk) January 6, 2017
— LENIN CHOWDARY (@leninchowdary24) January 6, 2017
Nehra: Abey Yuvraj!! Out mat kar.. Apna career uske haath mein hai. 😵😭 pic.twitter.com/GKmuAVNsR1
— Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) May 10, 2016