IND vs NZ Squad: 3 Biggest Points Made By India’s Chief Selector Press Conference
On Monday, the BCCI announced their squad for their upcoming white-ball series against New Zealand and the ODI and Test series against Bangladesh. While senior players like Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Virat Kohli have been rested for the series, Hardik Pandya will lead India in New Zealand T20Is, while Shikhar Dhawan will captain the side in ODIs down under.
Here are some key points from the squads announced by the BCCI:
- Rishabh Pant goes everywhere.
- Umran Malik makes an entry in the white-ball squad for the NZ tour.
- Ravindra Jadeja returns for the Bangladesh tour.
- Kuldeep Sen and Yash Dayal earn maiden India call-up for NZ and BAN ODIs respectively.
However, there are many deserving names missing from the squads including the likes of Prithvi Shaw, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravi Bishnoi, among others.
3 Biggest Points Made By India’s Chief Selector Press Conference
Why no Prithvi Shaw in any team?
When asked about Prithvi Shaw's non-selection in any of the four squads, Chetan Sharma said: "We are basically loooking for Prithvi (Shaw). We are in constant touch with Prithvi. He is going well. He is doing nothing wrong at alll. The thing is that we have to see whether the guys who are playing are also getting their chances. He will definitely get his chance. Selectors are in constant touch with Prithvi. He will get his chances very soon,"
Is Dinesh Karthik in the scheme of things?
Chetan Sharma was asked about Dinesh Karthik's future with the Indian cricket team after T20 World Cup 2022. He answered:
"We look mainly at the load management to see which player should be given rest or not. Dinesh Karthik... the way he came in the side, the way he performed. He is always available for the selectors. It is just that we are thinking to try a different set of players after T20 World Cup. Otherwise, doors are open for him. He is a great player,"
Here is what Chetan Sharma said on Jasprit Bumrah:
Speaking about Jasprit Bumrah's return from injury, Chetan Sharma said: "I say it every time that we have to manage the players and when we do that, the media ends up writing about how different players are playing in the lineup with different captains. We have to manage the workload. We hurried up Jasprit Bumrah a bit, we tried as the World Cup was coming and see what happened. We are without Jasprit Bumrah for this World Cup,"
Team India Squads For New Zealand Tour:
Squad for NZ T20Is:
Hardik Pandya (C), Rishabh Pant (vc & wk), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Surya Kumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson (wk), W Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Mohd. Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik.
Squad for NZ ODIs:
Shikhar Dhawan (C), Rishabh Pant (vc & wk), Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Surya Kumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson (wk), W Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Shahbaz Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Sen, Umran Malik.
Team India Squads For Test And ODI Series Against Bangladesh:
Test squad for Bangladesh series:
Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (VC), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), KS Bharat (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav.
ODI squad for Bangladesh series:
Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Shreyas Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, W Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Deepak Chahar, Yash Dayal