Indian ODI squad to face New Zealand announced

Jonathan Hernandez
October 16, 2017

However, KL Rahul has been left out. But more importantly, spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have once again been ignored by the selectors while naming the 15-member squad.

Like Ashwin and Jadeja, Umesh and Shami too won't feature in the ODI series against New Zealand.

The 32-year-old Karthik was recalled for a ODI match in Antigua after almost three-and-a-half years. The first ODI is scheduled to be played in Mumbai on October 22, the second will be in Pune on October 25 while the third match is slated for Kanpur on October 29. We will see how it goes [as far as his batting position is concerned].

The 32-year-old was named in India T20I squad for the series against Australia but did not get a game. We are open to different combinations and options. "When somebody comes into the team, if he comes with a lot of runs, he will come with better confidence and will have a better chance of doing well", he said. India is looking to clean sweep the New Zealand matches. But if you have to win against the best of the teams, you have to play the best you've got, Ashwin and Kuldeep can make a deadly spin combination which can win matches for India and also Ashwin can lead the pack with the bucket loads of experience he has got in worldwide cricket unlike Kuldeep who has had his nervy moments while bowling against the Aussies. With several middle-order contenders like Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav and Karthik, Iyer might have to wait a little longer.

Pacer Shardul Thakur and wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik have made their way back into the national team.

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