The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday (July 05) announced the Indian squad for the 5-match T20I series in West Indies. IPL franchise Mumbai Indians star young batsman Tilak Verma got a place in the Indian team for the first time. Suryakumar Yadav wished Tilak for being selected in this team.
In fact, Hardik Pandya will captain the Indian team in the 5-match T20I series against West Indies. Also, the shoulder of the vice-captaincy has been entrusted to the shoulders of Suryakumar Yadav. After Tilak Varma joined the Indian T20 team, Surya tweeted and wished him well. Surya wrote in a tweet, “Congratulations to Tilak Verma on being selected in the T20 squad for the first time. I am so happy and excited for you.”
Congratulations on your maiden T20I call up @TilakV9 🤩
So happy and excited for you
— Surya Kumar Yadav (@surya_14kumar) July 5, 2023
Rest for senior players
Importantly, BCCI has rested several senior players for the T20 series against West Indies. This includes regular captains Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja. The first match of the 5-match T20I series between West Indies and India will be played on August 3 at Brian Lara Stadium.
How did Tilak Varma influence?
In fact, Suryakumar Yadav And Tilak Varma impressed everyone with their performances during the IPL 2023 season. Tilak scored 343 runs at an average of 42.87 while batting in 11 matches. It is worth noting that Tilak was out of some matches due to injury. He returned in the play-offs with knocks of 26 and 43 in the Eliminator and Qualifier 2 matches respectively.
Mumbai Indians team’s journey in IPL 2023 ended in the second qualifier match. Mumbai suffered a shock defeat by Gujarat Titans by 62 runs. Suryakumar Yadav was Mumbai’s highest run-scoring batsman in the IPL 2023 season. He scored 605 runs in 16 matches at an average of 43.21. (Cricketer Suryakumar Yadav congratulates this Indian cricketer for selecting in team India)
Indian squad for T20I series against West Indies
Ishan Kishan, Shubman Gill, Yashaswi Jaiswal, Tilak Verma, Suryakumar Yadav (vice-captain), Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya (captain), Akshar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Avesh Khan and Mukesh Kumar
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