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Shahrukh Khan, R Sai Kishore set to hitch India squad as reserves for West Indies sequence

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Rising T20 sensation M. Shahrukh Khan and his statemate, orthodox left-arm spinner Ravi Srinivas Sai Kishore shall be becoming a member of the Indian white-ball staff as stand-by gamers for the upcoming six-match sequence in opposition to the West Indies.

Each Shahrukh and Sai Kishore performed an enormous half in Tamil Nadu’s victorious marketing campaign and their call-up is extra of a precautionary measure in COVID-19 occasions when there’s each risk of a participant from the primary squad testing constructive.

“Sure, Shahrukh and Sai Kishore have been referred to as as stand bys for the Windies sequence. They can even enter the bubble with principal staff gamers,” a senior BCCI official confirmed the event to PTI.

The restricted overs sequence begins in Ahmedabad on February 6 with a three-match ODI rubber adopted by three T20 Internationals in Kolkata.

For Sai Kishore, that is the second alternative in an Indian staff set-up after he was a part of the online bowlers’ group throughout a tour of Sri Lanka below Rahul Dravid final 12 months.

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Shahrukh, who was in competition to make it to the primary squad, has been within the information this season for scoring runs at crucial phases, together with a last-ball six in opposition to Karnataka to win the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy last. It was the identical match the place his colleague Sai Kishore bought three wickets.

Equally, in opposition to the identical opponent within the Vijay Hazare Trophy quarter-final, he smashed 79 off 39 balls and his contribution within the last in opposition to HP was 42 off 21 balls.

Whereas he may need to attend for his flip as head coach Dravid and skipper Rohit Sharma give sufficient probabilities to the lads who’re above him within the pecking order of finishers, he can fancy a chance when the large weapons are rested because the season progresses.

Ditto for Sai Kishore, who shall be becoming a member of extra as a internet bowler with Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar and Axar Patel already within the set-up.

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