Team India announced for New Zealand series on Friday
New Zealand team will play T20 and ODI series in India
New Delhi. The team has been selected for the upcoming series to be played against India and New Zealand. On the tour of India, the Kiwi team will play in the first ODI and then in the T20 series. Three-three matches will be played in both the formats. The names of two star players are not included in the team selected by the selectors for these series. Both players have been discharged against New Zealand.
The team was announced for the T20 and ODI series to be played against New Zealand on Friday night. Prithvi Shaw, who made a splash in domestic cricket, has been given a chance to return to the T20 team. At the same time, two stars KL Rahul and Akshar Patel, who demanded leave due to personal reasons, have been kept out of the team by the selectors. In a special message announcing the ODI and T20 series, the BCCI said that both the players were not available for team selection due to family commitments.
KL Rahul is about to get married
Indian team opener KL Rahul, who is playing the role of wicketkeeper in ODIs these days, is going to tie the knot this month. He is about to take seven rounds with Bollywood star Sunil Shetty’s daughter Atya. According to the information, the date of their marriage has been fixed on 23 January.
Rahul and Akshar saved the match
The Indian team was in trouble in the second ODI against Sri Lanka. Chasing the target of 216 runs, the team had lost 4 wickets for 86 runs. KL’s unbeaten 64-run innings led the team to victory. Akshar had played an important inning of 21 runs off 21 balls. With the victory of 4 wickets, India took an unassailable lead in the series by 2-0.
India’s T20 team against New Zealand
Hardik Pandya (captain), Suryakumar Yadav (vice-captain), Ishan Kishan, Rituraj 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
(Note: KL Rahul and Akshar Patel were not available for selection due to personal reasons)
India’s ODI team against New Zealand
Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, KS Bharat (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 14, 2023, 16:12 IST