Harpal Singh Bedi
New Delhi: As expected opener Rohit Sharma was on Tuesday named captain of the 16-member squad for the three T20I series against New Zealand, starting from November 17.
KL Rahul is the vice-captain of the team for the series which will be without Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah Mohammed Shami, and Ravindra Jadeja. These five have been given a rest.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Venkatesh Iyer, Harshal Patel, and Avesh Khan are the new faces in the squad.
The Chetan Sharma-led selection committee also selected the India ‘A’ squad for the South Africa tour scheduled to start from November 23 in Bloemfontein. The team will play three four-day matches during the tour.
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, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Mohd. Siraj
India ‘A’ squad for South Africa tour:
Priyank Panchal (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Devdutt Padikkal, Sarfaraz Khan, Baba Aparajith, Upendra Yadav (wicket-keeper), K Gowtham, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Kumar, Navdeep Saini, Umran Malik, Ishan Porel, Arzan Nagwaswalla