The current T20 World Cup is expected to be Dinesh Karthik and Ravichandran Ashwin’s last appearance in the format as the transition phase with the 2024 edition in West Indies and USA in mind, as per PTI.
Hardik Pandya was named T20I captain for the series vs New Zealand.
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma had both asked for rest and KL Rahul got a break.
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Karthik and Ashwin have both been ignored.
“The World Cup is going to finish in some days and so we need to decide whom to rest or not. Karthik has been performing and he is available to us. But this time we just thought of trying a different set of players after the World Cup,” said chairman of selectors Chetan Sharma while speaking to reporters in a virtual interaction
“The medical team is looking after him, it’s an internal matter so it’s not wise to disclose anything here. He is part and parcel of the World Cup and he is doing well,” he added.
Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson are the keepers.