The BCCI has revealed the players who will be representing the Indian cricket team in the upcoming limited-overs series against New Zealand and the first two Test matches against Australia. Included in the T20I squad against New Zealand is Prithvi Shaw, and Hardik Pandya will continue to lead the team in the T20 format.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the squad for the upcoming limited-overs series against New Zealand and the first two Test matches against Australia. This announcement comes after a series of rigorous training and selection processes, in which many talented players competed for a spot on the team.
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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
One of the most notable inclusions in the T20I squad against New Zealand is that of Prithvi Shaw, who has been in impressive form in the domestic circuit. Hardik Pandya, who has been a vital player for India in the past, was retained as the captain of the team for the shortest format of the game.
The squad also includes some experienced players who have been a part of the team for a long time. The likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Shikhar Dhawan will be leading the batting line-up, while Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah will spearhead the pace attack. The spin department will be handled by Ravichandran Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav.
India ODI Squad for New Zealand: 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
India T20I Squad for New Zealand: 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
Note:KL Rahul & Axar Patel were unavailable for the New Zealand Home series due to family commitments. #TeamIndia | #INDvNZ
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The BCCI has also announced the squad for the first two Test matches against Australia. The team will be led by Virat Kohli, with Ajinkya Rahane as his deputy. The squad includes some new faces like Shubman Gill and Mohammed Siraj, who have been in great form in the domestic circuit.
The Indian cricket team will be looking to continue their winning streak in the upcoming series against New Zealand and Australia. The players have been preparing hard for these matches and are eager to put up a good show. The team management is confident that the squad selected for the series has the right mix of experience and youthful exuberance to take on the challenges ahead.
The series is set to begin on the 23rd of January, with the T20I series against New Zealand. The Indian cricket team will be looking to start the series on a winning note and carry that momentum forward in the upcoming matches. With the squad announced, fans can expect an exciting and competitive series between two of the top cricketing nations in the world.
India’s Test 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 (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), R. Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Suryakumar Yadav.
Note: Ravindra Jadeja’s inclusion in the squad is subject to fitness
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