Previous   Next
HomeSportsRohit Sharma To Lead India's T20I Against NZ, Virat Kohli and Bumrah...

Rohit Sharma To Lead India’s T20I Against NZ, Virat Kohli and Bumrah Rested

The BCCI on Tuesday appointed Rohit Sharma as Team India’s T20I captain for the home series against New Zealand. It also announced India’s squad for T20Is against New Zealand. India is set to play 3 T20Is starting from 17th November.

Sharma will captain a 16-man squad for the three T20Is against New Zealand, starting 17 November, with fellow opener KL Rahul acting as the vice-captain. This will also be the first assignment of the new Head Coach Rahul Dravid, who takes over the reins from Ravi Shastri.

Virat Kohli, whose tenure as India’s T20I captain came to an end at the conclusion of their ICC Men’s T20 World Cup tournament, has not been included in the squad.

The squad sees a few fresh faces in the form of Venkatesh Iyer, Avesh Khan and Harshal Patel. It also sees the return of several familiar faces such as Shreyas Iyer, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, among others.

Apart from the captain and vice-captain, five layers who were part of the World Cup squad have retained their places for the three-match series against New Zealand. The reserve players Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Chahar and Axar Patel also find a spot in the squad.

India will look to start building towards the next T20 World Cup in Australia after a disappointing performance in the UAE which saw them losing their opening two games to Pakistan and New Zealand. Despite winning their last three games handsomely, India did not have enough points to qualify for the semi-finals.

India 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, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Mohd. Siraj.


1st T20I: 17 November, Jaipur

2nd T20I: 19 November, Ranchi

3rd T20I: 21 November, Kolkata

More News

Consumption of Dietary Beverages Increase Cardiovascular Disease Risk: Study

A new study has found a link between consuming artificial sweeteners, in dietary beverages, and increased cardiovascular disease risk like stroke. Artificial sweeteners like aspartame,...

Coronavirus: India Reports 6,093 New Covid Cases, 31 Deaths

India reported 6,093 new Covid infections in the past 24 hours against 6,395 cases on the previous day, the Union Health Ministry said on...

Natural Manuka Honey May Help Cure Drug-Resistant Lung Infection

A combination of natural manuka honey with a widely used drug can treat a lethal lung infection and greatly reduce side effects of one...


England All-Rounder Ben Stokes Retires From ODI

A big jolt for England star all-rounder Ben Stokes on Monday announced that he will be retiring from ODI cricket and will be playing...

India’s First NBA Jump Tryouts To Be Held In Noida From July 14

The national tryout of the 2022 edition of ACG-NBA Jump, India’s first national basketball scouting programme, will take place at Jaypee Greens, Noida, from...

SSCB And Haryana Win Youth National Boxing Championship

Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) and Haryana pugilists once again stamped their authority by clinching the team championship titles of the men's and women's...