Chetan Sharma’s committee to select teams for Sri Lanka series, KL Rahul might face T20I axe | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: The outgoing selection committee led by Chetan Sharma will pick India’s two white-ball teams for the next home series against Sri Lanka, starting Jan. 3, as the new panel won’t be named for another week, BCCI sources say.
It is expected that the interviews of the candidates shortlisted to choose the members of the selection committee by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) will take place between December 26 and 28.
“The former committee will likely select the Sri Lankan white ball team,” a BCCI source familiar with the development told PTI on condition of anonymity.
“As of now, it doesn’t look like Rohit Sharma’s finger will heal enough before the T20Is and in that case, Hardik will lead the team. As far as KL Rahul is concerned, his T20I days seem to be numbered.”
It is possible that the T20I party to be named only includes specialists in this format. Some players like Virat Kohli could also benefit from a break from the T20 format.
While the entire Chetan-led committee was sacked for their non-performance following the ousting of the Indian team in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup, the process of finding new selectors took a bit longer. longer than expected.
“Chetan and his committee are still watching domestic cricket. They watched the entire Vijay Hazare trophy as well as the first two rounds of Ranji Trophy. Debasish Mohanty was present at Eden Gardens to watch Bengal vs Himachal Pradesh. Basically, they got a two-month extension until December 25,” the official said.
Chetan and his central zone colleague Harvinder Singh have again applied for the coaching positions, along with Venkatesh Prasad, Nayan Mongia, Maninder Singh, Atul Wassan, Nikhil Chopra, Amay Khurasiya, Gyanendra Pandey and Mukund Parmar to name a few. only a few.


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