India's One Day International squad for the home series against New Zealand was announced today (October 14). The selectors continued to ignore Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.
The 15-man squad, captained by Virat Kohli, was revelead by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) via a media advisory on Saturday. Batsman KL Rahul was dropped while wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik, opener Shikhar Dhawan were recalled.
"The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named the Indian Cricket Team for the three-match One-Day International series against New Zealand," BCCI's acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary said.
Paceman Shardul Thakur also made a comeback for the three-match series. Fast bowlers Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami were omitted.
Recently, India defeated Australia 4-1 and shared the Twenty20 International rubber 1-1 yesterday (October 13) with the final game washed out in Hyderabad.
Karnataka opener Rahul did not get to play in any of the five ODIs and the following two T20Is against Australia. The right-hander is likely to play in Ranji Trophy.
Shikhar had missed the Australia ODIs due to his wife's ill health. In his absence, Ajinkya Rahane had opened batting with Rohit Sharma. Rahane had done extremely well with four consecutive half centuries. With Shikhar back, the selectors have decided to leave out Rahul.
After the three ODIs, India and New Zealand will face off in three T20Is, from November 1.
India squad for three-match ODI series against New Zealand
1. Virat Kohli (captain), 2. Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), 3. Shikhar Dhawan, 4. Ajinkya Rahane, 5. Manish Pandey, 6. Kedar Jadhav, 7. Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper), 8. MS Dhoni (wicketkeeper), 9. Hardik Pandya, 10. Axar Patel, 11. Kuldeep Yadav, 12. Yuzvendra Chahal, 13. Jasprit Bumrah, 14. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 15. Shardul Thakur.
In: Shikhar Dhawan, Dinesh Karthik, Shardul Thakur
Out: KL Rahul, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami
New Zealand squads
ODI: Kane Williamson (captain), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, George Worker.
T20I: Kane Williamson (captain), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Tom Bruce, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee.
Here is India-NZ ODI schedule (Matches start at 1.30 PM IST)
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