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India squad for Zimbabwe & West Indies announced

India squad for Zimbabwe & West Indies announced

Five uncapped players comprise the India squad that will travel to Zimbabwe in June to play 3 ODIs & 3 T20Is. Faiz Fazal, the Vidarbha batsman who is currently without an IPL contract, earned a spot because of his stellar domestic performances. Delhi Daredevils’ Karun Nair & Jayant Yadav along with Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Yuzvendra Chahal & Mandeep Singh are the other uncapped players in the squad.

KL Rahul, who is uncapped in limited overs, has earned a ticket to Zimbabwe following his consistent performances in IPL 2016 with Royal Challengers Bangalore. 17 players who were on India’s last international tour (of Australia) have been rested or dropped for the Zimbabwe tour.

For the test series against the West Indies, uncapped Mumbai pacer Shardul Thakur has been called up. Thakur, alongside Vinay Kumar, finished as the highest wicket-taker in Ranji Trophy in 2014-15 with 48 wickets. He finished with 41 wickets during the 2015-16 Ranji season. Mohammed Shami too has been called up after missing over a year of international cricket owing to injuries.

Virat Kohli will lead the squad against West Indies with Ajinkya Rahane as his deputy.

 India Squad

ODI and T20 squad for Zimbabwe Tour: MS Dhoni (capt & wk), KL Rahul, Faiz Fazal, Manish Pandey, Karun Nair, Ambati Rayudu, Rishi Dhawan, Axar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jasprit Bumrah, Barinder Sran, Mandeep Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Jaydev Unadkat, Yuzvendra Chahal

Test Squad for West Indies Tour: M Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-capt), Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha, R Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Stuart Binny

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