Rinku Singh will go to Ireland to represent India in the three T20I games against Ireland on August 18, 20, and 23. Singh was passed over for the next West Indies tour, which infuriated Indian cricket fans. Rinku Singh had a fantastic IPL season with Kolkata Knight Riders. However, the selection panel did not want to play a young team against the West Indies.
The Ajit Agarkar-led selectors favour testing each candidate one series at a time. A lengthy season is anticipated, therefore they also want the players to be rested.
As the selection committee doesn’t want to try everyone at once, Rinku and other players who performed well in the IPL will fly to Ireland, a BCCI insider informed Indian Express.
Given their importance to India’s future and their participation in the Asia Cup in late August, seven members of the Indian ODI team will not play in the T20 tournament.
Players like Rinku Singh and Ruturaj Gaikwad will be flown for the Ireland series. With the lineup for the Asian Games in mind, the selection committee decided to assess athletes individually.
The BCCI selection committee has suggested that the board plans extra India A tours so that auxiliary players can have an opportunity to succeed before being given a rope in the main Indian team. A tours are being negotiated by the BCCI with a few people.
The meeting was presided over for the first time by Ajit Agarkar, the newly appointed chief selector who began work on Tuesday. Agarakar offers a fresh perspective on T20 cricket as a member of the squad that won the 2007 ICC T20 World Cup in South Africa.
The T20I team’s selection committee chose Yashasvi Jaiswal and Tilak Varma. Jaiswal had previously astounded everyone with his accomplishments in the IPL and Ranji Trophy, but he demonstrated in the 2023 IPL that his talent has grown to a new level as he smashed various renowned bowlers.
Shubman Gill is the only person in the group who is always guaranteed a spot in the Test XI, regardless of the situation or the venue. The batting team, whose options for wicketkeeping include Sanju Samson and Ishan Kishan, will be expected to attack the bowling from the first ball on.