As per the latest reports, the top performers in the ongoing edition of the IPL, including Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Umran Malik, and Mohsin Khan are likely to be selected for the Indian team for the T20I series against South Africa.
The reports further suggested that Hardik Pandya and the veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan are in the contention to lead the side against the Proteas.
India are all set to host South Africa for a five-match T20I series after the conclusion of the IPL 2022. The matches will be played across five different venues, including New Delhi, Cuttack, Visakhapatnam, Rajkot, and Bengaluru. Meanwhile, the BCCI has also allowed a 100% capacity crowd in all the games.
With the BCCI mulling to provide the senior players with some rest ahead of the England tour, it has been speculated that the top performers in the IPL 2022 will be rewarded by getting a chance in the South Africa series. Also, a similar-looking squad is likely to be selected for the two-game T20I series against Ireland ahead of the England tour.
Dinesh Karthik and Hardik Pandya set to make a comeback to the Indian T20I team
As per the latest reports from PTI, plenty of old warhorses are likely to make a return to the Indian side. The likes of Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Kuldeep Yadav are expected to make a return to the Indian team, while Shikhar Dhawan is expected to lead the team.
Meanwhile, Umran Malik, Mohsin Khan, and Arshdeep Singh could be part of the Indian pace battery. In the batting department, Mumbai Indians’ Tilak Verma could be included, while Deepak Hooda is likely to retain his spot in the team.
Dinesh Karthik has looked like a player reborn with his super finishing skills for RCB in the current edition of the IPL. On the other hand, Hardik Pandya hasn’t played a single game in the Indian colours since the T20 World Cup courtesy of the fitness issues.