MS Dhoni’s captaincy challenge, Gurkeerat’s all-round intensity and Aravind’s late chance

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With reduction than 10 days to go for South Africa’s 72-day debate of India to begin, selectors on Sunday announced a patrol for a Twenty20 and ODI series. With no vital surprises in offing, a headlines were done by newcomers to a squad.

Here are 3 things that stood out from a patrol announced for a Mandela-Gandhi series.

Gurkeerat Singh

The off-spinning, hard-hitting all rounder from Punjab has warranted this call adult on a behind of eye-catching performances with a India A side. Despite a bauble of carrying been comparison for only a ODI side and not Twenty20, Gurkeerat Singh will be prickly to uncover how distant he has come as an all-rounder given creation his First category entrance for Punjab in 2012 as a 21 year-old.

Gurkeerat Singh in transformation for India A. PTIGurkeerat Singh in transformation for India A. PTI

Gurkeerat Singh in transformation for India A. PTI

Gurkeerat’s 58-ball 65 batting initial in Bengaluru opposite Bangladesh ‘A’, followed by his 5 for 29 in 7.3 overs, ensured India got a large win in a initial unaccepted ODI. Gurkeerat’s five-for, in fact, was his best List A effort.

In a tri-series involving Australia A and South Africa A in August, Gurkeerat again put in a sound all-round in a final opposite a Aussies, who were compartment afterwards unbeatable on a tour. With India bowling first, Gurkeerat took 2 for 47 – including a wicket of Joe Burns, who was in excellent form in a series. And with a Indian tip sequence unwell in a follow of 227, Gurkeerat played a match-winning, dominant 87 to give India ‘A’ a Tri-series win.

Gurkeerat’s annals uncover that he is most some-more of a batsman than a bowler – carrying taken 10 List A wickets and 4 in Twenty20’s. But during 25, a Punjab all-rounder comes in during a time where he still has a prolonged career forward of him. With Ravindra Jadeja absolutely out of steer and hence out of mind for a selectors, Gurkeerat — who is also a shining fielder — has a golden possibility to spike a spinning all-rounder that MS Dhoni has a proven affinity for.

Sreenath Aravind

Aravind’s is some-more of a rare inclusion to a Twenty20 side, with an event to make his India entrance during 31 years. He formerly was comparison for a ODI side for England’s revisit in 2011, on a behind of clever a clever IPL and domestic opening then.

Sreenath Aravind in transformation for RCB. BCCISreenath Aravind in transformation for RCB. BCCI

Sreenath Aravind in transformation for RCB. BCCI

He has given afterwards continued to stir during a domestic turn for a all-conquering Karnataka side – picking adult an considerable 44 wickets in 11 matches in a final Ranji season. In IPL 2015, after a fibre of considerable performances, he came to a front in a essential eliminator opposite Royals with 2-20 in his 4 overs, when a personality of a container Mitchell Starc was struggling with a niggle.

“I learnt [from Starc] how to rise myself as a bowler,” Aravind pronounced after his call-up. “I have learnt how to overcome a batsman from Starc, what they are thinking, Plan A, Plan B, bowling over-the-wicket yorkers and how to conflict a pads or wicket, so it’s been valuable.”

A left arm-medium pacer who is famous for his transformation off a join some-more than pace, Aravind is in a cover of bowlers Dhoni has indicated his welfare for in singular overs – control over perfect pace.

The selectors continue to mount by their new adage – age is only a series if we wish to play for India.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

The past few months contingency have been peculiar for Dhoni with all a courtesy on a Virat Kohli-Ravi Shastri partnership. It was roughly as if everybody had lost that Dhoni was still a captain in dual out of 3 formats. So most so that there were murmurs of Kohli replacing Dhoni during a helm for a singular over versions too that incited out to be small speculation.

Fact is, as Kohli and Co took limelight in Sri Lanka, Dhoni was out of spotlight and got a good three-month mangle to recharge his batteries after an unusual volume of cricket given a commencement of 2014.

It stays to be seen, however, on how India’s captain extraordinaire copes with a sauce room atmosphere where Kohli and Shastri will continue to be a large presence. After a mauling during a hands of Bangladesh, Dhoni would be looking to put things behind on lane as India start their credentials for a large esteem – a World T20 that starts in Mar 2016.