Sreesanth picks India XI squad including himself
The mercurial India pacer Shanthakumaran Sreesanth was touted to have a great future with the Indian side. He was part of 2007 T-20 World Cup squad and 2011 ODI World Cup squad. He came to limelight with his unplayable spells across the all formats.
He appeared in 27 Tests, 53 ODIs and 10 T20Is and picked 87, 75 and 7 wickets respectively. But he went down with his career as he got life ban for his alleged role in 2013 IPL spot-fixing. After the rigorous punishment, Sreesanth will be eligible to play all forms of cricket from 13th September 2020. He picked an India XI including himself in the squad and expressed his desire to return to the national side.
Sreesanth slotted Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli for the top 3 spots. The variable No.4 slot was given to Suresh Raina by Sreesanth. Sreesanth praised on Suresh Raina and said that he believes in the idea of keeping one fixed troop in all format.
“I firmly believe in one team for all formats. Suresh Raina is someone who deserves a lot more appreciation. And with all due respect to Virat, Rohit will captain in T20s and Kohli can take the captain’s band in all other formats,” said Sreesanth.
Sreesanth picked KL Rahul at the No.5 position as he was delivering stupendous performances for the side since the 2019 World Cup. Unsurprisingly, Sreesanth went to MS Dhoni as the Wicketkeeper batsman. As the all-rounders he picked Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja. As the spinner in the India XI, Kuldeep Yadav was taken by Sreeshant.For the pace bowling department, Sreesanth, along with himself, picked Jasprit Bumrah in the squad.
Here’s Sreesanth’s India XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, KL Rahul, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, S. Sreesanth.