Indian selectors met here on Friday to pick the Indian squad for the three ODIs and three T20s against England. The MSK Prasad- led selection board named Virat Kohli as the Indian group’s ODI and T20 captain after Mahendra Singh Dhoni ventured down from the captaincy in the restricted overs cricket.
India will go up against England in the first ODI in Pune on January 15. All-rounder Yuvraj Singh has made a rebound to the Indian ODI and T20 squad after nine months. Dhoni has been named in both ODI and T20 squad.
R Ashwin and R Jadeja, who were rested for ODIs against New Zealand, have also been included in the ODI and T20 squad. Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has been picked for the first time in the T20 squad.
On the other hand, middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane has been dropped from India’s T20 team.
India ODI squad: Rahul, Shikhar, Virat Kohli (Capt), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, R Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh yadav.
India T20I squad: Virat Kohli (Capt), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Mandeep Singh, KL Rahul, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, R Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Manish Pandey, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Asish Nehra.
India Vs England ODI Series Schedule
- Jan 15, Sun: India vs England, 1st ODI at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune at 1:30pm
- Jan 19, Thu: India vs England, 2nd ODI at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack at 1:30pm
- Jan 22, Sun: India vs England, 3rd ODI at Eden Gardens, Kolkata at 1:30pm
India Vs England T20 Series Schedule
- Jan 26, Thu: India vs England, 1st T20I at Green Park, Kanpur at 4:30 pm
- Jan 29, Sun: India vs England, 2nd T20I at Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur at 7:00 pm
- Feb 01, Wed: India vs England, 3rd T20I at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru at 7:00 pm