Dhoni in as Keeper; Yuvi returns
Beginning on January 15 of this year, Virat Kohli will be the captain of Indian cricket team in all; the three formats.
Mumbai: Beginning on January 15 of this year, Virat Kohli will be the captain of Indian cricket team in all; the three formats.
A formal announcement to this extent, making the coronation of the heir- apparent complete, was made by Chief Selector MSK Prasad here on Friday.
In an interesting development, battle-scarred veteran Yuvraj Singh made a comeback to the Indian team for the forthcoming three-match ODI and T20I series against England, starting in Pune, on January 15.
The selection meeting was delayed by nearly two and half hours because of ‘logistical issues’ as was claimed by a BCCI official.
The 35-year-old Yuvraj last played for India in an ODI three years back, against South Africa at Centurion in December 2013.
The veteran made his comeback to both the ODI and T20 teams on the back of his fine showing in domestic cricket, scoring 672 runs in five matches at an average of 84, with two centuries and two fifties.
KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan made it while Suresh Raina missed the ODI but was included in the T20 team that also features Rishabh Pant, Ashish Nehra and Yuzvendra Chahal.
The 3-match T20 series will commence at Kanpur on the Republic Day. India squad for England ODIs: Virat Kohli (Capt), MS Dhoni (wk), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Harish Pandya , R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Jaspreet Bumrah, Bhuvaneswar Kumar, Umesh Yadav.
India squad for England T20s: Virat Kohli (Capt), MS Dhoni (wk), Mandeep Singh, KL Rahul, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Rishabh Pant, Haresh Pandya, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Manish Pandey, Jaspreet Bumrah, Bhuvaneswar Kumar, Ashish Nehra.