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The BCCI, on Thursday, announced the Indian team for the T20 series against South Africa, which begins from September 15.

To begin with, let's understand why the cricketing world is so fascinated by all-rounders. In layman terms, you have a wicket-keeper who bats a bit and you have five batsmen and five bowlers. In effect, you have six people who can bat and five people who can bowl as their primary skill, out of the 11 players in the team. Now, if a couple of the batsmen can bowl a bit and a couple of bowlers can bat a bit, it gives immense balance to the side as the captain then has more options at his disposal.

Andre Russell blasted a sensational 80 from 40 balls to snap Kolkata losing streak on Sunday at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. For Mumbai

Delhi three-match winning streak ended as they went down to Mumbai at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Thursday. Chasing 169 to win

Hardik Pandya, who was at the center of the Koffee with Karan controversy, says he is pleased to get back on the ground and do what he does best.

India legend Sunil Gavaskar hailed Hardik Pandya and Ambati Rayudu after the two played stellar roles in helping India recuperate from 18 for 4 and lift them to challenging total. Yuzvendra Chahal and Mohammed Shami then combined to ensure India defended the challenging total.

Following the lifting of the bans, Hardik Pandya has been asked to join the Indian team in New Zealand while KL Rahul has been included in the India A squad which is taking on England Lions in 5 one-day games at Thiruvananthapuram.

After suspension, Indian duo Hardik Pandya and Lokesh Rahul have now been slammed by former India cricketer Harbhajan Singh.

Former Aussie batsman Mike Hussey is of the opinion that India will miss injured Hardik Pandya as his game and style is well suited to the English conditions. The India-Australia Test series kicks off on December 6 at Adelaide.