Ind vs NZ series: Reward for domestic show

Ind vs NZ series: Reward for domestic show

The T20 line-up remains largely the same apart from newcomers Mohammed Siraj and Shreyas Iyer, who will be making their global debuts. As expected, Virat Kohli will lead the team and Ashish Nehra will be a part of the squad only for the first T20I against the Kiwis as he retires at the Ferozeshah Kotla. Kedar Jadhav has made way for Shreyas who has performed impressively for India "A" as well in domestic matches. "Shreyas has been prolific in all forms of the game, be it days cricket, ODIs, T20s, IPL, he is performing". The series starts from the 1st of November 2017. However, chairman of selectors MSK Prasad indicated that a "rotation policy will be applicable" for the captain as well. We will continue with him and nurture him and see that he goes on to become successful.

Predictably, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja made a comeback in the longer version with Kuldeep Yadav being the third specialist spinner in the 16-member squad. "Siraj is also doing well and has been duly rewarded", commented Prasad according to Sportstarlive.

Nehra will bow out from the game after playing in front of his home crowd in the first T20I on November 1.

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"See there is a lot of apprehensions going on about Ashish Nehra". Iyer returned to India with the India A squad to play 4 unofficial ODIs against the Black Caps, enjoying a sensation run in the series the Delhi Daredevils batsman plundered 108, 82, 90 and 37 runs respectively to finish as India top scorer in the series.

SQUAD: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Mohammed Siraj. Ajinkya Rahane was once again left out of the shortest format team. He said, "We can't say that [if he will surely play in the Delhi T20I], whether he is going to play or not, it is clearly the team management and the selector on call, whoever it is".

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