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Indian Team for SA: After Mohsin Khan, Jitesh Sharma on selectors’ RADAR as backup keeper for South Africa T20 Series

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Indian Team for SA: IPL 2022 Live Updates – With all multi-format players set to be rested for the T20 series against South Africa, the selectors are all set to promote IPL performers. Punjab Kings’ wicketkeeper Jitesh Sharma is also one of the names who has impressed selectors. The likes of Umran Malik, Mohsin Khan and Jitesh are likely to get a call-up for the SA series, beginning June 9. Follow IND vs SA Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

“Senior players’ absence is the only time when we can give chances to the youngsters. Umran, Mohsin, Jitesh all have done well in the IPL. We are monitoring their progress and will be in contention for a spot,” a member of the selection committee told InsideSport.

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Indian Team for SA: After Mohsin Khan, Jitesh Sharma on selectors’ RADAR as backup keeper for South Africa T20 Series

Indian Team for SA: After Mohsin Khan, Jitesh Sharma on selectors’ RADAR as backup keeper for South Africa T20 Series
Punjab Kings’ Jitesh Sharma is being monitored by the selectors

Indian Team for SA: After Mohsin Khan, Jitesh Sharma on selectors’ RADAR as backup keeper for South Africa T20 Series

Jitesh Sharma is not young by age. He is 28-year-old and has got his opportunity to play in IPL only this time. But in 10 matches, he has scored 171 runs at a strike rate of 167.65. Furthermore, he has impressed behind the stumps. With his wicketkeeping skills, he has even kept Jonny Bairstow out of keeping duty.

The other one who is on selectors’ radar is Mohsin Khan. The 24-year-old fast bowler from Lucknow Super Giants has been impressive. He has been difficult to read and has managed to pick wickets without conceding many runs. He has an impressive economy rate of 6.08, the best amongst all pacers.

Indian Team for SA: After Mohsin Khan, Jitesh Sharma on selectors’ RADAR as backup keeper for South Africa T20 Series

Indian Team for SA: IPL performers who are set to get India call-up

– Hardik Pandya
– Tilak Varma
– Umran Malik
– Arshdeep Singh
– Ruturaj Gaikwad
– Prasidh Krishna
– Avesh Khan
– Shikhar Dhawan
– Hardik Pandya
– Dinesh Karthik
– Bhuvneshwar Kumar
– Jitesh Sharma
– Mohsin Khan
– Sanju Samson
– T Natarajan

Indian Team for SA: After Mohsin Khan, Jitesh Sharma on selectors’ RADAR as backup keeper for South Africa T20 Series

Indian Team for SA: After Mohsin Khan, Jitesh Sharma on selectors’ RADAR as backup keeper for South Africa T20 Series
Lucknow Super Giants’ Mohsin Khan has been impressive

Indian Team for SA: After Mohsin Khan, Jitesh Sharma on selectors’ RADAR as backup keeper for South Africa T20 Series

However, both Mohsin Khan and Jitesh Sharma are not guaranteed any place in the Playing XI. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Avesh Khan and Prasidh Krishna being the first-choice seamers. The keeping duties will be between Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan and Dinesh Karthik.

Mohsin Khan’s selection is based on the lack of left-arm seamers in the current India set-up. Currently, India have no left-arm seamer in the core group. Khaleel Ahmed was tried for a while but fell out of favour.

“Yes, there is a dearth of left-arm seamers in the current India set-up. That is the reason we fast-tracked Chetan Sakariya and Arzan Nagwaswalla. But they are not yet ready. Khaleel has played international cricket and has done well this IPL. Mohsin is also an excellent talent who needs to be groomed,” the selection committee member told InsideSport.

Indian Team for SA: Selectors to pick two teams on May 23

  • After a gruelling IPL season, all multi-format players will be rested from the South Africa series.
  • Shikhar Dhawan will be back as captain for the second-string side, made up of top IPL performers for SA T20 series.
  • Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah and Rishabh Pant will be rested and will travel to England on June 15.
  • For the South Africa series, Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik will make India comeback besides Sanju Samson.
  • The likes of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan will also be picked besides new faces in Umran Malik, Mohsin Khan and Jitesh Sharma.
  •  For the England series, Cheteshwar Pujara will make a comeback but Rahane has been ruled out.
  • Hanuma Vihari and Shreyas Iyer besides Shubman Gill will be picked for the England Tour.
  • India will play a warm-up match in England before the one-off 5th Test against England from July 1-5.
  • Both squads will be picked in a selection meeting on May 23 in Mumbai.

Indian Team for SA: After Mohsin Khan, Jitesh Sharma on selectors’ RADAR as backup keeper for South Africa T20 Series

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