BCCI selectors unveil India ODI squad for New Zealand tour
The BCCI selectors on Tuesday night (January 21) picked the India ODI squad for the tour of New Zealand. Virat Kohli will lead the side while there is no place for MS Dhoni
Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) selectors have unveiled the India ODI squad for the tour of New Zealand. The Virat Kohli-led side will play three ODIs.
Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of both T20I and ODI series. Sanju Samson has replaced Dhawan for T20Is and Prithvi Shaw will take his spot in the ODI line-up. Recently, Shaw hit a 100-ball 150 in New Zealand.
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Dhawan hurt his left shoulder during the third ODI against Australia at Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday (January 19). India won the match by seven wickets and claimed the three-match series 2-1.
“An MRI of his shoulder was conducted, and the results have confirmed a grade II injury of his acromio-clavicular joint. His hand will be in a sling and he has been advised rest for some time. He will start his active rehab management in the first week of February at the National Cricket Academy (NCA),” the Board of Control for Cricket in India said in a media advisory on Tuesday night (January 21).
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“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Sanju Samson as Dhawan’s replacement in the T20I series and Prithvi Shaw for the ODI series,” it added.
During their tour of New Zealand, India will play five T20Is, three ODIs and two Tests. The first T20I is in Auckland on January 24. The Indian team has already landed in Auckland.
India’s T20I squad
Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Sanju Samson, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Shivam Dube, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur.
India’s ODI squad
Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Shivam Dube, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, Kedar Jadhav.
India tour of New Zealand schedule
T20Is (All matches start at 12.30 PM IST)
1st T20I (January 24) - Auckland
2nd T20I (January 26) - Auckland
3rd T20I (January 29) - Hamilton
4th T20I (January 31) - Wellington
5th T20I (February 2) - Mount Maunganui
ODIs (All matches start at 7.30 AM IST)
1st ODI (February 5) - Hamilton
2nd ODI (February 8) - Auckland
3rd ODI (February 11) - Mount Maunganui
Tests (All matches start at 4 AM IST)
1st Test (February 21-25) - Wellington
2nd Test (February 29-March 4) - Christchurch