Team India for New Zealand T20 series: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced Team India for the T20 series to be played against New Zealand this month. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have not been selected in this series as well. Whereas Hardik Pandya will be the captain of the team.
KL Rahul and Akshar Patel were not available
Wicket-keeper batsman KL Rahul and spin all-rounder Akshar Patel have not been selected for the T20 series against New Zealand. The BCCI issued a statement saying that both these players were not available due to family commitments.
Prithvi Shaw’s return, Jitesh Sharma also got a chance
29-year-old wicket-keeper batsman Jitesh Sharma will be the reserve wicket-keeper of Team India in the T20 series against New Zealand. Earlier, he also got a chance in the T20 series against Sri Lanka after Sanju Samson was injured. At the same time, opener Prithvi Shaw, who has been working on the return of Team India for a long time, has also got a chance in the T20 series against New Zealand.
Rohit-Kohli no, Ravindra Jadeja not fit
The board has once again not selected Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in the T20 team. However, the BCCI has not given the reason for not selecting these two veterans. At the same time, Ravindra Jadeja was not fit. For this reason, he did not get a place in the team.
Team India for the series against New Zealand Hardik Pandya (captain), Suryakumar Yadav (vice-captain), Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Rituraj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Jitesh Sharma (wicketkeeper), Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik , Shivam Mavi, Prithvi Shaw and Mukesh Kumar.
india new zealand t20 series schedule
India vs New Zealand, 1st T20 January 27 – Ranchi
India vs New Zealand, 2nd T20 January 29 – Lucknow
India vs New Zealand, 3rd and final T20 February 01 – Ahmedabad