The eyes have certainly shifted to the shortest format of the game, where the hosts have already announced the team for the 3 T20I's.
The MSK Prasad-led Selection Committee announced a 15-member squad just after India's seven-wicket win over the Aussies in the fifth and final ODI match in Nagpur on Sunday. But it was Hardik Pandya who bagged the Man of the Series award on the back of his all-round performance throughout the series. In four matches, he took 29 wickets and also scored more than 200 runs with 82 being his highest score. With the T20I's kickstarting from the 7th of September, team India has made big changes.
Even though the social media was in splits when the national selectors picked old-timer Ashish Nehra for the Australia T20Is, the pacer wasn't much affected and promised an impressive comeback in the first T20I to be held in Chennai on Saturday. Raina last represented India in T20Is in the series against England earlier this year. With the next World T20 (in Australia) less than three years away, the Indian selectors need to identify their core group by providing opportunities to those players who are likely to feature in that tournament. "He was in contention to play Champions Trophy but an injury during IPL put paid to his hopes".
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To add to that, the 38-year-old has experience on his side and has turned himself into a very good T20 bowler in recent times. There isn't anyone craftier than Ashish and when it comes to his selection, it's about fitness and not form.
Dinesh Karthik, meanwhile, found a place in the squad alongside Manish Pandey, KL Rahul, Kedar Jadhav and former India skipper MS Dhoni.