BCCI announces the India squad for the New Zealand Test series which kick starts on November 25 at the Greenpark Stadium in Kanpur.
BCCI announces Test Squad
The All-India Senior Selection Committee picked the squad for the two-match Test series starting from November 25.
- Suryakumar Yadav replaces KL Rahul in India’s Test squad
India’s regular skipper Virat Kohli will be rested for the first Test in Kanpur only to come back in the second match in Mumbai. “Virat Kohli will join the squad for the second Test and will lead the team,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah said in a statement.
India’s Test squad for NZ series
Ajinkya Rahane (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara (vc), Shubman Gill, S Iyer, Wriddiman Saha (WK), KS Bharat (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Axar Patel, J Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohd Siraj, and Prasidh Krishna.
Rohit Sharma will be leading the side in the T20I series against New Zealand. The squad for the series was officially announced on Tuesday, with Virat Kohli, who has stepped down from T20I captaincy, being rested.
Among the other notable exclusions are all-rounders Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja as well as pacer Mohammed Shami.
With the squad announcement coming right after a dismal outing for Team India that saw them crash out of the T20 World Cup, there was much talk of infusion of new faces.
In keeping with that sentiment and perhaps with an eye on the impending T20 World Cup in Australia next year, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Venkatesh Iyer, who have scored heavily in the IPL this year, have been brought in.
India’s T20I squad vs NZ
Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Mohd. Siraj