India won the test series (4-0) and ODI with 2-1. Kohli and co. has done well in both one day and test. Now its time for T-20. First T-20 will be played on 26 Jan. Dhoni has stepped down as a captain and now Kohli will lead India. India have added leg-spinner Amit Mishra and off-spinner Parvez Rasool to their squad for the three T20s against England, choosing to rest their first-choice spin pair of R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja for the series. Rasool, who is handy with the bat down the order, has played just one international game till date – against Bangladesh in Dhaka in mid-2014. India also selected Rishabh Pant and Mandeep Singh.
Squad : Lokesh Rahul, Mandeep Singh, Virat Kohli(c), MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Manish Pandey, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Amit Mishra, Parvez Rasool.
Kohli will be looking for the T20 combinations and also to test some players for Champion Trophy. It will be interesting to see the playing 11.
Who will open with Lokesh Rahul ?
Kohli has option to choose either young Rishabh Pant or Mandeep Singh. Rishabh Pant who has done really well in the domestic session but he has never played any International match yet.
What will be fast bowling line-up ?
In squad there are 3 fast bowlers and one all-rounder(Hardik Panyda). So Who will be in playing 11 ? Bhuvi has done nice job in ODI series, Jasprit is doing really good since last year and Ashish is specialist T20 bowler now. Which two bowler will be in 11 ?
Yuzvendra Chahal or Parvez Rasool ?
Both are youngsters, Parvez Rasool is played just one match against Bangladesh has done good job, He took 2 wickets and Chahal is doing nice job under Kohli captaincy in RCB.
Chance for Suresh Raina ?
Suresh Raina is selected for T20 and this is good chance to come back in the team. He has performed well in the domestic. He is experienced T20 player for India. He played 62 matches and scored more than 1200 runs.
Probably Playing X1 :
Lokesh Rahul,Rishabh Pant,Virat Kohli(c), Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni,Suresh Raina, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Ashish Nehra, Amit Mishra, Parvez Rasool.