BCCI has announced the 16-man ODI squad for three-match series in England. KL Rahul, who is in a sublime form in ongoing IPL, has been included in the squad while Ambati Rayudu, who is the highest run-getter in this IPL, has also been picked. On the other hand, Ajinkya Rahane, who was named the captain of the Test side for Afghanistan, couldn't find his place in ODI squad.
Rahane was the part of the Indian squad for South Africa ODIs earlier in this year. He was kept in the team to overcome from team's no.4 woes. However, he started the ODI series with 86-ball 79. But he couldn't continue this form into next matches and could only score 11,8,8,34 in the rest of the series. Manish Pandey also missed out to make it into the 16-man squad.
Selectors have included 27-year-old speedster Siddarth Kaul in both ODI and T20I squad. He is also being in fine form in this IPL for Sunrisers Hyderabad. While BCCI brought back Ambati Rayudu, who has not been played an international match since June 2016. He gets his reward for being in great form in this IPL. Umesh Yadav, who was dropped after ODI series against Australia also been recalled for the both ODI and T20I squad.
In the spin department, its look like there is no place for Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja in the shorter format. Axer Patel also left out as Washington Sunder made it to the squad. Dinesh Karthik and Shreyas Iyer also retained their spot.
India will start their England tour from July 3, before that India will play two T20 with Ireland on 27 and 29 June.
ODI Squad:- Virat (Capt), Shikhar, Rohit, KL Rahul, Shreyas, Rayudu, MS Dhoni(wk), Dinesh Karthik, Chahal, Kuldeep, Sundar, Bhuvneshwar, Bumrah, Hardik, Kaul, Umesh
T20I Squad:- Virat (Capt), Shikhar, Rohit, KL Rahul, Raina, Manish, MS Dhoni(wk), Dinesh Karthik, Chahal, Kuldeep, Sundar, Bhuvneshwar, Bumrah, Hardik, Kaul, Umesh.
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