India Announce ODI and T20I Squads For Australia And New Zealand Series
India, on Monday, announced the squad for the upcoming ODI series against Australia and New Zealand. Hardik Pandya, who missed the ODI series against the Windies due to a back problem, has returned to the ODI squad. Pandya, who has also been added to the Test squad for the ongoing series against Australia, has not played an international game since being stretchered off the field during the game against Pakistan in the Asia Cup.
Barring him, there are no other surprises in the 16-man squad. Senior batsman Dinesh Karthik will be the backup keeper, replacing Rishabh Pant who had played in the series against Windies. Umesh Yadav and Manish Pandey have also failed to hold on to their spots in the squads.
India also announced the T20I squad for the series in New Zealand, recalling MS Dhoni. The veteran batsman was dropped for the series against Windies and Australia. Pant has managed to find a spot in the T20I team. However, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Washington Sundar and Umesh Yadav have lost their spots.
India’s ODI squad:
Virat (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami.
India’s T20I squad:
Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed
Here is the schedule of the series:
1st ODI – January 12, SCG
2nd ODI – January 15, Adelaide Oval
3rd ODI – January 18, MCG
The Men in Blue will follow the tour of Australia by visiting their trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand for a limited-overs series. The series consists of 5 ODIs and three T20Is.
India’s tour of New Zealand schedule:
1st ODI – January 23, Napier
2nd ODI – January 26, Mount Maunganui
3rd ODI – January 28, Mount Maunganui
4th ODI – January 31, Hamilton
5th ODI – February 3, Wellington
1st T20 – February 6, Wellington
2nd T20 – February 8, Auckland
3rd T20 – February 10, Hamilton
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