BCCI on Tuesday (November 9) announced Team India’s squad for the upcoming three-match T20I series against New Zealand at home.
With Virat Kohli quitting T20I captaincy after the T20 World Cup 2021, the selection committee named Rohit Sharma as captain while KL Rahul will perform the role of vice-captain.
Kohli isn’t part of the 16-member squad, which also features Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, and Venkatesh Iyer.
Wrist-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal returns to the team after being ignored for the T20 World Cup. R Ashwin and Akshar Patel are the other two spinners in the squad while Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj are part of the pace attack.
NEWS – India’s squad for T20Is against New Zealand & India ‘A’ squad for South Africa tour announced.@ImRo45 named the T20I Captain for India.
More details here – https://t.co/lt1airxgZS #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/nqJFWhkuSB
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 9, 2021
The T20I series will be played from November 17 to November 21 in Jaipur, Ranchi, and Kolkata.
India’s T20I squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, R Ashwin, Akshar Patel, Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj