Manish Pandey out from T20 squad, Shami makes a comeback
New Delhi: The Indian cricket selectors hardly sprang any surprise in selecting 15-member squad for World T20 and Asia Cup here on Friday except picking up seamer Mohammed Shami for the World T20 and keeping out Manish Pandey, centurion in Indo-Australia ODI series.
Shami, who had to return from Australia with a hamstring injury, has not played for India since the 2015 World Cup. Virat Kohli, who was rested for the three T20s against Sri Lanka, predictably came back replacing Manish Pandey in the 15. Shami took Bhuvneshwar Kumar's place, chief selector Sandeep Patil told reporters.
India Team : MS Dhoni (capt. & wk), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra, Harbhajan Singh, Mohammed Shami, Pawan Negi.
The 2016 Asia Cup is a Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket tournament to be held in Bangladesh from February 19 to to March 6. It will be the 13th edition of the Asia Cup, the fifth to be held in Bangladesh, and the first to be played using the T20I format. Apart from India, the host Bangladesh,Sri Lanka, the defending champions , Pakistan, and one ICC associate member, to be determined through a qualifier scheduled to be played from February 19 to 22, 2016.it was decided that upcoming Asia Cup events will be played on rotation basis in One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) format
The T20 World Cup will be played in India from March 8 to April 3 ,2016.