Rohit Sharma’s workload will be the prominent point of discussion during the seletion committee meeting. In the current calendar year, the limited overs vice-captain has played 25 ODIs, 11 T20s, which is three ODIs and four T20s more than skipper Virat Kohli, who has been rested twice.
Senior opener Dhawan might feel the heat as he hasn’t been in the best of forms since he returned to cricket after sustaining an injury during the World Cup earlier this year. Mahendra Singh Dhoni has already started training and if Pant can’t seal it during the upcoming series, he might face stiff competition from the 38-year-old legend.
India’s new T20 sensation Deepak Chahar is expected lead the pace attack but Khaleel Ahmed’s economy rate has been a problem. With Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini and Bhuvneshwar Kumar still recovering from their respective injuries, Shivam Dube and Shardul Thakur are expected to continue in the squad.