Team India beat Afghanistan in the third T20I at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Wednesday, January 17, but not in the manner they would have expected. The Men in Blue had to play two Super Overs to complete a 3-0 series win over Afghanistan.
Team India batter Shreyas Iyer is not too worried about not being picked in the T20I squad for the ongoing home series against Afghanistan. He is also not thinking too much about the Test series against England, having been named in the squad for the first two matches.
Shivam Dube (60 not out off 40 & 1/9) and Axar Patel (2/23) played starring roles as India beat Afghanistan by six wickets in the first T20I at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Thursday, January 11.
Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra has questioned KL Rahul's omission from the T20I squad for the home series against Afghanistan. According to Chopra, both captain Rohit Sharma and Rahul were poor during the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia. However, while Rohit has been recalled, there is surprisingly no place for Rahul.
On expected lines, senior cricketers Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have been included in the Indian team for the T20I series against Afghanistan. The Men in Blue will play three T20Is against Afghanistan, starting January 11 in Mohali. The series will mark the return of Kohli and Rohit to the T20I format. They lasted represented India in the format in the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia, where the Men in Blue went down to England in the semi-final in Adelaide.