Dhoni returns to T20 squad for New Zealand series

Dhoni returns to T20 squad for New Zealand series

The All-India Senior Selection Committee on Monday announced the Indian squad for the upcoming One-Day International (ODI) series against Australia.

But he now returns to the ODI squads for the three-match Australia series, which begins on January 12 and for the five-match series against New Zealand series which begins January 23.

For T20I series against New Zealand: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Lokesh Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed. Mohammed Shami and Khaleel Ahmed were the other quicks in the squad while all-rounder Hardik Pandya also returned to the squad after recovering from injury.

"After returning from Australia post the Test series, Rishabh Pant will play for India A in the five-match one-day series at home against England Lions", a BCCI release said. Dinesh Karthik has been recalled to India's ODI squad. Karthik, 33, has played 86 ODIs and was part of India's Asia Cup squad but was left out for the West Indies matches.

The wicketkeeper batsman was dropped for the Twenty20 worldwide squad for the West Indies series at home in November, and later, for the Australia T20Is.

Umesh Yadav has been omitted from both limited-overs squads and Washington Sundar drops out of the T20I squad. Stand-in Skipper Remains Unbeaten on 111 in IND vs WI 2nd T20I Match in Lucknow. Kedar Jadhav returns to the T20I squad, having been retained for the ODIs.

However, the former double World Cup-winning captain found his place back in the T20I squad that will play the Blackcaps in three T20Is, starting February 6 in Wellington.

Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja form the spin-attack in ODIs while Jadeja is dropped from the T20I squad to accommodate Krunal Pandya.

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