New Zealand vs India 2023 Series
Team India announced for home-series against New Zealand : Rahul-Akshar rested, Prithvi Shaw returns; Surya gets a chance in the Test team
The BCCI on Friday announced Team India for the home series against New Zealand and the first two Tests against Australia.
The Indian team will play a series of 3 ODIs and 3 T20 matches against New Zealand in the end of January. After that, the series of 4 Test matches against Australia will start from 9 February. After the Test series, the team also has to play 3 ODIs against the Kangaroos.
For the second series of the year’s ODI World Cup, the Chetan Sharma-led selection committee has rested wicket-keeper batsman KL Rahul and Akshar Patel as both were unavailable for the team due to family reasons.
Ishaan Kishan and KS Bharat have been given a chance in place of Rahul in the ODI team. While Prithvi Shaw has been included in the team in T20. Apart from this, Suryakumar Yadav has been included in the squad for the opening two Tests against Australia.
Indian team against New Zealand
ODIs: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, KS Bharat, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohd Siraj, Umran Malik.
T20: Hardik Pandya (Captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Rituraj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Jitesh Sharma, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi, Prithvi Shaw and Mukesh Kumar.