Team India took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series and also claimed the numero one spot in the ICC ODI rankings.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India has announced the squad for the last two ODIs against Australia. Interestingly, there was only one change made by the Indian selectors.
Axar Patel who was earlier named in the squad for the first three ODIs against Australia suffered an ankle injury that kept him in the sidelines.
He was replaced by Ravindra Jadeja but was not given a chance into the playing XI. Jadeja made his only appearance as a substitute fielder. Axar replaces Jadeja for the next two ODI’s.
Axar Patel’s return against Aussies will tune him to roll his arm to good effect. Powered by Kohli and nurtured by Dhoni at the other end, the youngsters have a lot to offer.
Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Axar Patel.
New Zealand announce intial squad for India series:
One more fascinating series beckons to keep the onlookers at the edge of their seats as New Zealand will soon tour India for three One-Day series followed by three T20 series.
New Zealand Cricket has announced the squad for ODI series. Interestingly, there were only nine of them and the remaining six slots shall be soon covered up by the players who belong to New Zealand ‘A’ team.
New Zealand’s tour of India kicks off on October 22. Kane Williamson & Co will go one on one with Virat Kohli & Co. It will be interesting to see how the series go.
New Zealand 9-member ODI squad to India:
Martin Guptill, Tom Latham (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Trent Boult.