Squad for T20i and test series against Kiwis announced, Iyer and Siraj get maiden national call up

  • Squad for T20i and test series against Kiwis announced, Iyer and Siraj get maiden national call up
23-10-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the squad for upcoming New Zealand T20 series with Shreyas Iyer and Mohammed Siraj the new faces coming in.

 

The Indian selectors rewarded Shreyas Iyer and Mohammed Siraj for their continuous performance in the domestic circuit by giving them a maiden call-up for the T20I series against New Zealand. Ashish Nehra, who is due to call it curtains on his cricketing career, will be  part of the squad only for the first T20I against the Kiwis as he retires at the Ferozeshah Kotla.

BCCI also announced the test squad against the Kiwis. There are nosurprises in the Test squad with Abhinav Mukund making way for a fit-again first-choice opener Murali Vijay. Predictably, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja made a comeback in the longer version with Kuldeep Yadav being the third specialist spinner.

 

Senior pacers Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma are back in the squad for the five-day format along with Test specialists Cheteshwar Pujara and Wriddhiman Saha.

T20i squad: Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Ashish Nehra (only for first T20I)

Test squad (2 matches): Virat Kohli (captain), KL Rahul, Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandra Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Mohamed Shami, Unmesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma.

Tags : India vs New Zealand BCCI India squad Shreyas iyer Mohammed Siraj


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