India vs NewZealand: India after a commanding series victory over Srilanka awaits a new challenge in the form of inform NewZealand team. The All India Selection Committee announced India’s squads for the upcoming India vs New Zealand series.
Following the conclusion of the Sri Lanka series, India will host New Zealand for a three match ODI series along with a three-match T20I series. Thereon, the four-match Border-Gavaskar Test series against Australia will get underway on Feb 9th.
Suryakumar Yadav has been a force to reckon with in T20 cricket. The selection committee kept in mind his recent exploits as he was named in India’s Test squad. Another player included in the squad for the first two Tests is Ishan Kishan, who comes in place of Rishabh Pant, who is recovering from a car accident.
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While Rohit Sharma will lead the ODI side against the Kiwis, Hardik Pandya will lead the T20I squad. As stated in the BCCI releases, Axar Patel and KL Rahul are unavailable for the New Zealand series due to family commitments. Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja, who has been out of action since August 2022 due to injury, has been picked for the Australia series, but subject to fitness.
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India’s Squad for New Zealand Series:
ODI Squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan (wk), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, KS Bharat (wk), Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik.
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T20I Squad: Hardik Pandya (Captain), Suryakumar Yadav (vice-captain), Ishan Kishan (wk), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi, Prithvi Shaw, Mukesh Kumar.
India vs NewZealand Series Fixtures
ODI Series Schedule
1st ODI: 18th Jan (Wednesday): Hyderabad
2nd ODI: 21st Jan (Saturday): Raipur
3rd ODI: 24th Jan (Tuesday): Indore
T20I Series Schedule
1st T20I: 27th Jan (Friday): Ranchi
2nd T20I: 29th Jan (Sunday): Lucknow
3rd T20I: 1st Feb (Wednesday): Ahmedabad