The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Monday, announced their squads for the upcoming tour of New Zealand and Bangladesh, starting just after the conclusion of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.
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 T20I and ODI legs of the tour.
India T20I squad for New Zealand tour: Hardik Pandya (c), Rishabh Pant (vc), Ishan Kishan, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik.
India ODI squad for New Zealand tour: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Rishabh Pant (vc & wk), Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Surya Kumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson (wk), W Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Shahbaz Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Sen, Umran Malik.
Ravindra Jadeja picked for Bangladesh tour
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, not considered for either of the series.
India ODI squad for Bangladesh tour: 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, W Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Mohammad Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Deepak Chahar, Yash Dayal.
India Test squad for Bangladesh tour: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul (vc), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), KS Bharat (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Mohammad Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav.