Kolkata Knight Riders’ cricketer Nitish Rana expressed his disappointment after being snubbed for the upcoming T20I series against South Africa. India are slated to play five games against Proteas after the end of the IPL.
The ongoing edition of the IPL comes to a close on May 29. After that, Team India will be quite busy hosting Proteas for the T20I series. Senior players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah are rested for the series.
On the other hand, KL Rahul will lead the team from the front whereas Rishabh Pant has been named as Rahul’s deputy. The likes of Dinesh Karthik and Hardik Pandya made a sensational return to the squad in the wake of superb performances in the IPL.
Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh who impressed the selectors with their performances in IPL received maiden call-ups. Majority of the fans expected Nitish Rana to earn a call-up as he played valuable knocks for the two-time IPL champions.
Nitish Rana posts a cryptic tweet after he was snubbed for Proteas T20Is
Rana has played for Team India in 2 T20Is but has failed to make an impact with the bat. The southpaw made his debut against Sri Lanka in July 2021. However, he didn’t get more opportunities since then.
He has been one of the significant run-getters for KKR in the IPL. He has featured in 91 games where he managed to score 2181 runs at an average of around 28. After he was considered for selection, he took to Twitter and wrote, “Things will change soon 🇮🇳🧿”
Things will change soon 🇮🇳🧿
— Nitish Rana (@NitishRana_27) May 22, 2022
Meanwhile, the five-match series will be played in India. The T20I opener is scheduled to be held in New Delhi on June 9. The second T20I will be held in Cuttack (June 12). The third and fourth T20I will take place in Visakhapatnam (June 14), Rajkot (June 17). The final match will begin in Bengaluru on June 19 (Sunday).