On Tuesday, BCCI announced India’s T20I and ODI squads for next month’s assignment against Sri Lanka. The two teams will be involved in 3 T20Is and 3 ODIs. Here, we take a look at how Twitter reacted as BCCI announces India‘s ODI squad for the Sri Lanka series next month.
BCCI announces India’s ODI squad for the Sri Lanka series next month
BCCI has made some notable changes with respect to the ODI squads. One of the major highlights is that Shikhar Dhawan has not been included, which suggests that he might not be considered from now on. Hardik Pandya is the vice-captain of the squad. This has given a hint about the future of the Indian white-ball team. Rishabh Pant has not been included in the squad. The southpaw is also not in the T20I squad. It is not clear if he has been rested or dropped. Sanju Samson is also not there in the ODI squad sheet. Here is a look at the squad for the ODI series:
India squad for the series against SL: Rohit Sharma (C), Hardik Pandya (VC), Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, Washington Sundar, Yuzi Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh.
Twitter reacts to the squad selection
Meanwhile, Twitter was active after BCCI made the announcement. In recent times, India’s performances have been poor. The team lost to Bangladesh in the recent ODI series. The ODI World Cup will happen in 2023 in India. Having not won the trophy in a while, the hosts will be desperate to win the competition. Hence, fans are curious as to how the preparation for the same is ongoing. The squad for the SL series is a hint of Team India’s plans. On that note, here is a look at how Twitter reacted:
— Abhik Bhowmik (@abhikbhowmik86) December 27, 2022Advertisement
Q1 what hardik Pandya has done to get odi Vice captaincy in odi.
Is he fit to bowl 10 overs in odi?Advertisement
Q2 is rishabh pant out of the odi squad on basis of just 2 bad matches, still averageing 45 and strike rate of 105
— Kartik Sehgal (@kartiksehgal3) December 27, 2022Advertisement
— Prateek goyal (team india 🇮🇳❤️) (@prateekgoyal601) December 27, 2022Advertisement
While there are many questions to be answered from India's T20I & ODI squads for the Sri Lankan tour, the biggest question is – was 10: 15 pm the right time to make the much-awaited announcement? 🙄🙄
— Suyash Srivastava (@Syu4u) December 27, 2022Advertisement
Don't know if Pant is dropped or rested. But if he's dropped, it's crystal clear that the selectors are so blind that they can't spot the difference between ODIs and T20Is. Ridiculous call if dropped. https://t.co/DBTmPWlsop
— Jaanvi🏏 (@ThatCric8Girl) December 27, 2022Advertisement
— Rishabh 🇮🇳 (@Shitpos2Cricket) December 27, 2022Advertisement
HP emerging as a leader and grabbed the VC in odi squad is the only good thing happened in the IcT in recent times! Clearly punched above the bag and showed immense skills as captain material in the IPL and followed by India team matches! But why no #rishabhpant in ODI squad?
— Gowthaman Natarajan (@Gautamnataraj) December 27, 2022Advertisement