Siddharth Kaul and Mohammad Siraj included, Jaspreet Bumrah rest for Australia and New Zealand series
BCCI has announced their limited-overs squad for the tours of Australia and New Zealand. Premier pacer Jaspreet Bumrah has been rested as Mohammad Siraj has been as a replacement in the squad.
Pace bowler Siddharth Kaul has been included in the T20 squad against New Zealand. MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, and Kedhar Jadhav will arrive in Australia to prepare for the upcoming three-match one-day series that starts from Saturday.
Rohit Sharma had back gone back to India for the birth of his first child and will be back in action for India in the one-day series. The surprise exclusion of wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant for the one-day series came as a shock as wicket-keeper was expected to cement his place in the XI.
India will be buoyed by the return of all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who has been included in the ODI and T20 squads for the tours of Australia and New Zealand. Pandya did play a couple of Ranji Trophy to prove his fitness and make himself available for national selection.
Umesh Yadav has been dropped from the side due to poor show with the ball in the home series against West Indies. Dinesh Karthik has retained his place in the squad due to good performances shown over the past three months.
India will play three-match one-day series against Australia. Virat Kohli and co. will travel to New Zealand to take part in a five-match one-day series followed by three T20s.
ODI squad for tours of Australia and New Zealand
Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravendra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ambati Rayudu, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami, Mohammad Siraj
T20 squad for the series against New Zealand
Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma , Lokesh Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (wk), Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddharth Kaul