Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant, all-rounder Axar Patel and pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar additionally returned to a fresh-looking squad.
The selectors named a 19-man squad for the sequence beginning March 12 in Ahmedabad with an intention to check out new faces reminiscent of Kishan, Yadav and Tewatia in a World Cup 12 months.
All three had a stellar IPL although Yadav has shaped the spine of Mumbai Indians’ batting through the years.
Questions had been raised when Suryakumar Yadav didn’t make the workforce for the sequence in Australia however his lengthy wait has lastly ended.
Kishan too had an excellent IPL and has been in pink scorching type in white ball cricket. He acquired the call-up on a day when he smashed 173 off 93 balls for Jharkhand within the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Tewatia, who performs for Rajasthan Royals and Haryana, had smashed West Indian Sheldon Cottrell for 5 sixes in an over within the IPL final 12 months to tug off a surprising win for his workforce.
Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav, Sanju Samson and Manish Pandey have been dropped from the facet whereas pacer Jasprit Bumrah has been rested. Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja weren’t included as they’re nonetheless recovering from accidents they suffered on the Australia tour.
Pant comes again into the workforce following a stellar run in Checks in Australia and his good type has continued within the house sequence in opposition to England. Bhuvneshwar returns to the facet having recovered from a hamstring damage he suffered within the IPL. He lately performed for UP within the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Patel, who final performed a T20 in February 2018, can be again having carried out constantly within the IPL. His choice comes after he took a five-wicket haul in his maiden Check and is a like-for-like alternative for Jadeja.
Thriller spinner Varun Chakravarthy, who missed the Australia sequence because of an damage, has additionally been named within the workforce.
Left-arm pacer T Natarajan has expectedly retained his place following a powerful debut sequence in Australia.
Each Kishan and Pant have been named as wicketkeepers, so it stays to be seen if Okay L Rahul will proceed to maintain the wickets.
All 5 video games might be performed in Ahmedabad.
India’s T20I squad:Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Varun Chakravarthy, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Rahul Tewatia, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur.