Cricket: Young India ready for England T20s
12:00 AM, January 26, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:57 PM, January 26, 2017

Young India ready for England T20s

India's young guns will get an opportunity to fire on the big stage and carry forward the exceptional dominance over England when they clash with the visitors in the three-match Twenty20 series, starting on Thursday.

India have a different squad for the T20s compared to the one that was picked for the preceding ODI series. The six players who were not part of the 50-over squad are Rishabh Pant, Mandeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Parvez Rasool, Suresh Raina and Ashish Nehra.

Frontline spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have been rested, making way for off-spinner Rasool and the experienced Amit Mishra.

Among the unestablished names, the one attracting the most attention is 19-year-old sensation Rishabh Pant, who earned his maiden call-up following a prolific domestic season.

The Delhi-based wicketkeeper batsman rose to prominence with his exploits in the Under-19 World Cup last year and since then, his career graph is only rising.

The southpaw trained under coach Anil Kumble in the first net session on Tuesday and there is a good chance he might be handed the India cap. With no Shikhar Dhawan in the squad, it will be between Pant and Mandeep for the opener's slot.

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