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Nidahas Trophy, 2018: 5 Indian cricketers to watch out for

Rajdeep Puri
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46.78K   //    28 Feb 2018, 11:37 IST

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The BCCI announced a 15 member squad for the Nidahas Trophy, a tri-nation T20I series against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, which begins on March 6.

There were a lot of changes made to the squad, with captain Virat Kohli being rested. Rohit Sharma, who captained India in the third and final T20I against South Africa, will captain the side for the tri-series as well.

MS Dhoni, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Jasprit Bumrah were rested as well. In their place, the team management decided to go with a few young and inexperienced players.

Let's take a look at the five Indian cricketers to watch out for in the upcoming Nidahas Trophy:

#5 Rishabh Pant

It's been a year since Rishabh Pant made his debut for the Indian cricket team. However, he managed to play a total of just two T20Is before going out of favour with the selectors.

He did not have a great season playing for Delhi in the Ranji Trophy, as he managed to score just 315 runs in nine innings at an average of 35.

He began to find his feet in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, scoring a half-century against Uttar Pradesh. A few matches later, in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, he smashed a spectacular century against Himachal Pradesh.

With MS Dhoni being rested for the series, all eyes will be on the youngster Pant, who would hope to make a mark for himself and cement his place in the T20I side for the future.

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