15 October, 2017

India have recalled wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik and a left-handed opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan for the upcoming three-match ODI series against New Zealand, starting later this month.

Karthik, 32, who was left out for the recent series against Australia, he had a prolific season in the Duleep Trophy where he scored two centuries in three matches.

Meanwhile, Dhawan, 31, also returns to the One Day International squad in the place of Lokesh Rahul, who had a poor performance in the ODI series in Sri Lanka.

Indian selectors have also retained the spin trio Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel while the 31-year-old all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin continues to remain on the sidelines.

The three-match ODI series against the Black Caps to be played between 22nd and 29th October.

India squad:

Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur.

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