File picture of Tamil Nadu’s Shahrukh Khan.© Twitter
Rising T20 sensation M Shahrukh Khan and his state-mate, orthodox left-arm spinner Ravi Srinivas Sai Kishore, can be becoming a member of the Indian white-ball staff as stand-by gamers for the upcoming six-match collection 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 instances when there may be each risk of a participant from the primary squad testing constructive. “Sure, Shahrukh and Sai Kishore have been known as as stand bys for the Windies collection. They may also enter the bubble with major staff gamers,” a senior BCCI official confirmed the event to PTI.
The restricted overs collection begins in Ahmedabad 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 web bowlers’ group throughout a tour of Sri Lanka beneath Rahul Dravid final 12 months.
Shahrukh, who was in competition to make it to the primary squad, has been within the information this season for scoring runs at important levels, together with a final ball six in opposition to Karnataka, to win the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy closing.
It was the identical match the place his colleague Sai Kishore bought three wickets.
Equally, in opposition to the identical opponents within the Vijay Hazare Trophy quarter-final, he smashed 79 off 39 balls and his contribution within the closing 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 possibility when the massive weapons are rested because the season progresses.
Ditto for Sai Kishore, who can be becoming a member of extra as a internet bowler with Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar and Axar Patel within the set-up.
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