With Chetan Sharma-led committee picking the team for Sri Lanka series, KL Rahul could face T20I misses: Report

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According to BCCI sources, the outgoing selection committee led by Chetan Sharma will pick two limited-overs Indian squads for the upcoming home series against Sri Lanka starting January 3 as the new panel will not be named before next week. It is expected that the short-listed candidates will be interviewed between December 26 and 28 by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) to choose the members of the selection committee. A BCCI source privy to the development told PTI on conditions of anonymity.

“As of now, it doesn’t look like Rohit Sharma’s finger will heal before the T20Is and in that case, Hardik will lead the team. As far as KL Rahul is concerned, his T20I days seem to be numbered.” There is a possibility that the T20I team that will be named will consist of only specialists in that format. Some players like Virat Kohli can also be given a break from the T20 format.

While the entire committee led by Chetan was sacked for poor performance after the Indian team’s T20 World Cup semi-final exit, the process of finding new selectors has taken a little longer than expected.

“Chetan and his committee are still watching domestic cricket. They also watched the entire Vijay Hazare Trophy and the first two rounds of the Ranji Trophy. Debashish Mohanty was present at Eden Gardens to watch Bengal vs Himachal Pradesh. Basically, he was given two months’ Had got the time extension till December 25,” the official said.

Chetan and his midfield colleague Harvinder Singh have reapplied for the selectors’ posts, along with Venkatesh Prasad, Nayan Mongia, Maninder Singh, Atul Wassan, Nikhil Chopra, Amay Khursiya, Gyanendra Pandey and Mukund Parmar to name a few. .

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