Deadly spin duo Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravinder Jadeja once again ignored in T20I as the duo are not part of squad that will play against New Zealand for 3 match T20I series.
The two fresh faces Hyderabad pacer Mohammed Siraj and Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer are included in the Indian squad for the three Twenty20 Internationals against New Zealand, starting November 1.
Experienced Ashish Nehra has been picked only for the first T20I in New Delhi, which is scheduled to be his last match.
“Iyer has been prolific across formats — in first-class, one-dayers, T20 — he’s been performing consistently,” India’s chairman of selectors M.S.K. Prasad told reporters here on Monday.
“If we pick a player, we will give him a long run. The same applies for Siraj.”
Squad for T20I vs New Zealand: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Ashish Nehra (only for first T20I).
T20I vs New Zealand Schedule
|Date & Time||Match||Venue|
|01 Nov 2017 07:00 PM IST||IND vs NZ||Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi|
|04 Nov 2017 07:00 PM IST||IND vs NZ||Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot|
|07 Nov 2017 07:00 PM IST||IND vs NZ||Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram|
The 16 man squad for first two tests of the tree match home series to be played with Sri Lanka was also announced by BCCI which is scheduled in November. Ajinkya Rahane has been named as the vice captain.
Much awaited duo Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravinder Jadeja were called back in Test squad. Opener Murali Vijay and specialist pacer Ishant Sharma’ comeback into the Indian team
The month-long bilateral series between India and Sri Lanka will start from November 16 with the first match being played at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
Squad for first two Tests: Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Har]dik Pandya, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
The committee also named the Board President’s XI for two-day warm-up tie against Sri Lanka to be played in Kolkata on November 11 and 12.