The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Monday, announced their squads for the upcoming tour of New Zealand and Bangladesh.
As per the reports, senior players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and KL Rahul have been rested for the New Zealand tour. In the absence of the trio, Hardik Pandya will lead the Men in Blue in T20Is. Shikhar Dhawan, on the other hand, will continue to captain the ODI squad. Rishabh Pant, who has already led India before, will be the vice-captain for both the T20I and ODI legs of the tour.
Team India is set to play three T20Is and three ODIs in New Zealand in November. The 3-match T20I series kickstarts in Wellington on November 18th while the 3-match ODI series begins in Auckland on November 25th.
India’s squad for New Zealand T20Is: Hardik Pandya (C), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (VC and WK), Sanju Samson (WK), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Mohd. Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik.
India’s squad for New Zealand ODIs: Shikhar Dhawan (C), Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (VC and WK), Sanju Samson (WK), Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Shahbaz Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Sen, Umran Malik.
Left-handed all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who missed the T20 World Cup due to a knee injury, has been included in both the ODI and Test squads for India’s tour of Bangladesh in December. Meanwhile, Jasprit Bumrah continues to recover from his back injury and, therefore, is not considered for either of the series.
Team India will play three ODIs and two Tests against Bangladesh. The opening ODI will take place on December 4, followed by the second and third match on December 7 and 10 respectively.
The Test series against Bangladesh will begin on December 14 with the first Test and the second one will begin on December 22.
India's squad for Bangladesh ODIs: Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Shreyas Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ishan Kishan (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Deepak Chahar, Yash Dayal.
India's squad for Bangladesh Tests: Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (VC), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (WK), KS Bharat (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav.