After a brilliant tour down under besides the loss in the T20 series against New Zealand, India would be hoping to extend their brilliant run in the ODI format and would want to keep their nose ahead of Australia before the World Cup begins.
BCCI, the governing body of cricket in India has announced the India’s squad for the ODI and T20 series.
Squad for 1st and 2nd ODI: Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MSD (wk), Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohamed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Vijay Shankar, Rishabh Pant, Siddharth Kaul, KL Rahul
Squad for 3rd, 4th and 5th ODIs: Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MSD (wk), Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant
Squad for T20I series: Virat (Capt), Rohit (vc), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Sidharth Kaul, Mayank Markande
In the third game against Kiwis, India came agonizingly close to victory but lost the match in the final over.
In the second T20I between Kiwis and Men in Blue, New Zealand set a target of 159 that India chased down with seven wickets and as many balls to spare.