The BCCI has announced the Team India squad for the T20 and ODI series between India and New Zealand. Hardik Pandya has been re-elected as the captain and Surya Kumar Yadav as the vice-captain for the T20 series.
Team India Squad for T20 and ODI Series
Team India Squad for T20 series is as follows-
Hardik Pandya (Captain), Suryakumar Yadav (Vice-captain), Ishan Kishan (WK), Prithvi Shaw, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Jitesh Sharma (WK), Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Washington Sundar, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav , Yuzvendra Chahal and Mukesh Kumar.
India’s squad for NZ T20Is:— BCCI (@BCCI) January 13, 2023
Hardik Pandya (C), Suryakumar Yadav (vc), Ishan Kishan (wk), R Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Y Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi, Prithvi Shaw, Mukesh Kumar
Team India squad for ODI series is as follows –
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (WK), KS Bharat (WK), Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal.
India’s squad for NZ ODIs:— BCCI (@BCCI) January 13, 2023
Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, KS Bharat (wk), Hardik Pandya (vc), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik
Return of Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw, who recently scored a triple century against Assam in the Ranji Trophy, has been included in the T20 squad.
Let us tell you that in the ongoing Ranji Trophy against Assam, Prithvi Shaw played a brilliant inning of 379 runs in just 383 balls, in which he hit 49 fours and 4 sixes.
After this great innings, former cricketer Akash Chopra reacted and said that the time has come to make this player a part of Team India.
Looks like the BCCI has listened to Aakash Chopra and Prithvi Shaw has now been included in the T20I squad against New Zealand.
Let us tell you that Prithvi Shaw was last part of Team India in July 2021. After that he was out due to injury.
Jitesh Sharma got a chance-
Jitesh Sharma has been included in the T20 squad as a wicket-keeper batsman due to injury to Sanju Samson.
Significantly, Sanju Samson was injured while fielding in the first T20 match against Sri Lanka. At the same time, Jitesh Sharma was included in his place.
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli Out From T20 Squad
Even against New Zealand, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have not found a place in the T20 squad. Let us tell you that both were kept out of the T20 squad against Sri Lanka as well.
These players Got a Place In The ODI Squad –
Suryakumar Yadav, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur and KS Bharat have been included in the ODI squad.
Suryakumar Yadav – Suryakumar, who has been consistently performing well in T20Is, has been included in Team India squad for ODI series. He himself was waiting to be included in the team for ODIs.
Shardul Thakur – Shardul Thakur, who is an all-round bowler, has also been given a chance in the team, he has been given a place in the team in place of Axar Patel, who is out of New Zealand series due to personal reasons.
KS Bharat – KS Bharat has been included in the ODI score as a wicket-keeper batsman. He has been given a place in the team in place of KL Rahul.
According to the BCCI, KL Rahul has also missed the New Zealand series due to his personal family commitments. According to sources, KL Rahul is currently engaged in the preparations for his marriage and there is a strong possibility of his marriage this month itself.
Shahbaz Ahmed – Left-handed all-rounder batsman Shahbaz Ahmed has been recalled to the team India squad for the ODI series.
KL Rahul and Axar Patel Out of New Zealand Series
KL Rahul and Akshar Patel have not been made part of the series against New Zealand. The BCCI issued a statement saying that KL Rahul and Aksar Patel will not be available due to their personal family engagements.
Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah Not Fit Yet
BCCI has not made Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah a part of the New Zealand Series. BCCI said that Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah are still present in the National Cricket Academy Bangalore. But both are still not fully fit to join team India squad, due to which they have been given more rest.
IND vs NZ 2023 – New Zealand Tour Of India Complete Match Schedule
Let us tell you that from the 18th of this month, New Zealand is going to play the first ODI against India. New Zealand will play a total of 6 matches against India, which includes three T20 and three ODIs. The schedule of T20 and ODI matches is as follows –
|ODI||18 January||IND vs NZ, 1st ODI||Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad|
|ODI||21 January||IND vs NZ, 2nd ODI||Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur|
|ODI||24 January||IND vs NZ, 3rd ODI||Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore|
|T20I||27 January||IND vs NZ, 1st T20I||JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi|
|T20I||29 January||IND vs NZ, 2nd T20I||Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow|
|T20I||01 February||IND vs NZ, 3rd T20I||Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad|