The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced an 18-member Indian squad for the upcoming ODI series against England to be played in Pune.
Karnataka pacer Prasidh Krishna has earned his maiden India call-up while swashbuckling batter Suryakumar Yadav, all-rounder Krunal Pandya and fast bowler Mohammed Siraj have also been included in the Indian ODI squad for the first time.
TEAM - Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Shreyas, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wk), KL Rahul (wk), Y Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Krunal Pandya, W Sundar, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Md. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Shardul Thakur.— BCCI (@BCCI) March 19, 2021
The Chetan Sharma-headed selection panel has, however, ignored in-form Prithvi Shaw and Devdutt Padikkal, who were the two highest run-getters in the recently-concluded Vijay Hazare Trophy. Shaw and Padikkal had amassed 827 and 737 runs respectively in the 2020-21 Vijay Hazare Trophy.
The three-match ODI series will be played from March 23 to 28 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.
Meanwhile, India and England are currently involved in a five-match T20 series, with the series tied 2-2. The deciding T20I will be played at the Motera Stadium on Saturday, March 20.
India’s ODI squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), KL Rahul (wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Shardul Thakur.
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