Here are the Indian squads for the upcoming T20 and one day series against New Zealand. Left handed batsman Shikhar Dhawan was originally named in both squads, but was ruled out due to a shoulder injury that he picked up during the third and the final ODI against Australia in Bengaluru
|T-20 Squad||One Day Squad|
|Virat Kohli (c)||Virat Kohli (c)|
|Rohit Sharma||Rohit Sharma|
|KL Rahul||KL Rahul|
|Shreyas Iyer||Shreyas Iyer|
|Manish Pandey||Manish Pandey|
|Rishabh Pant||Rishabh Pant|
|Shivam Dube||Shivam Dube|
|Washington Sundar||Kedar Jadhav|
|Ravindra Jadeja||Ravindra Jadeja|
|Kuldeep Yadav||Kuldeep Yadav|
|Yuzvendra Chahal||Yuzvendra Chahal|
|Jasprit Bumrah||Jasprit Bumrah|
|Mohammed Shami||Mohammed Shami|
|Navdeep Saini||Navdeep Saini|
|Shardul Thakur||Shardul Thakur|
Young Prithvi Shaw has received his maiden call up to the ODI squad as a replacement for Dhawan. Shaw, already in the country as part of the India A side currently touring there, scored a scintillating hundred ball 150 in their warm up game in Lincoln against New Zealand XI on Sunday. After returning from his ban, the Mumbai youngster has been in good form in the Vijay Hazare Trophy as well.
Mumbai Indians all rounder Hardik Pandya was excluded from both the ODI and T20 squads after failing a fitness test.
The fast bowling attack comprises of the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini and Shardul Thakur, while Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav will be the two wrist spinners. Ravindra Jadeja and Shivam Dube have been tasked with filling the all-rounders’ slot.
In Dhawan’s absence, Lokesh Rahul is expected to open the innings alongside Rohit Sharma in both T20Is as well as in the ODIs. Another option could be to give young Shaw a go alongside Sharma, given that Rahul is also expected to keep wickets.
India’s tour of New Zealand kicks off with five T20Is- the first two will be played at Eden Park in Auckland while the next two will be played in Hamilton and Wellington respectively. Mount Maunganui’s picturesque Bay Oval stadium will play host to the fifth and final T20 international on February 2.
The T20I series will be followed by three ODIs which will be held between February 5-11 (Hamilton, Auckland and Mount Maunganui)
India’s T20I squad: Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma (vice-capt), Sanju Samson, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shivam Dube, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur
Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the upcoming ODI and the Test series against New Zealand due to injury he suffered during the fifth T20I against New Zealand. Mayank Agarwal will be replacing him.
India’s ODI squad: Virat Kohli (capt), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shivam Dube, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, Kedar Jadhav
Test Squad vs NZ
The two test series will be played at Wellington (Feb 21) and Christchurch (Feb 29)
Virat Kohli (capt), Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Rishabh Pant, Ravi Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Navdeep Saini