Rahul continues as vice-captain in Test
KL Rahul is continuously flopping in Test cricket. His bat did not work in both the Tests on Bangladesh tour. After 45 Tests, Rahul’s bat has yielded 2604 runs at an average of 34.26. Even after this, the selectors have faith in him. Apart from being in the team, he is also the vice-captain. Hardik Pandya has been made the vice-captain in his place in ODIs.
Return of Prithvi Shaw
After all, young batsman Prithvi Shaw has returned to the Indian team. Questions were constantly being raised for not giving him a chance. But he has been kept in the T20 series team against New Zealand. The team talks about changing the way T20 is played and Prithvi is one such batsman.
Rohit-Kohli’s names missing in T20
Captain Rohit Sharma and leading batsman Virat Kohli are not named in the team for the T20 series against New Zealand. After the T20 World Cup, both the players have not got a chance to play in this format. However, it is not yet clear from the BCCI whether both are being rested or have been dropped.
not even in bumrah test
Jasprit Bumrah was about to return from the ODI series against Sri Lanka. But before the start of the series, it was told by the board that he is not fully fit. It was expected that he would be part of the team for the Test series against Australia. But he is not part of the team in the first two Tests.
returning from injury
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who was injured during the Asia Cup, has got a place in the team for the Border Gavaskar Trophy. He can return to the field after about 5 months. But before joining the team, he will have to prove his fitness.
Squad for the first two Tests against Australia: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-Captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat, Ishan Kishan, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav , Jaydev Unadkat, Suryakumar Yadav.
Squad for ODI series against New Zealand: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, KS Bharat, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik .
Squad for T20I series against New Zealand: Hardik Pandya (Captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Jitesh Sharma, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi, Prithvi Shaw, Mukesh Kumar .
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