Shaw & Samson Replace Dhawan: India’s prime opener Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the New Zealand tour. The attacking batsman will be replaced by Prithvi Shaw in ODIs & Sanju Samson in T20Is. Shaw who smashed a hundred on Test debut has been in the reckoning since, but injuries plagued his opportunities & a certain Mayank Agarwal made proper use of the chances handed to him. Sanju Samson was introduced in the T20I against Sri Lanka but was ousted for the 3-match ODI series against Australia.
As far as the form of the entrants is considered, Shaw recently smashed a 100-ball 150(22 fours & 2 sixes) against New Zealand XI at Lincoln and the 20-year old had smashed a double hundred for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy a couple of weeks before. Samson has been smashing the selectors’ door for quite some time & his inclusion in the T20I squad for the New Zealand tour can only be deemed deserving. Both Shaw & Samson might be confined to the reserves or might well get an opportunity to display their well-known ability.
India ODI & T20I squad for New Zealand Tour
|India ODI squad for New Zealand Tour||India T20I squad for New Zealand Tour|
|Rohit Sharma||Rohit Sharma|
|KL Rahul||KL Rahul|
|Prithvi Shaw||Virat Kohli (c)|
|Virat Kohli(c)||Shreyas Iyer|
|Shreyas Iyer||Manish Pandey|
|Manish Pandey||Sanju Samson|
|Rishab Pant(wk)||Rishab Pant (wk)|
|Kedhar Jadhav||Shivam Dube|
|Shivam Dube||Washington Sundar|
|Ravindra Jadeja||Ravindra Jadeja|
|Kuldeep Yadav||Kuldeep Yadav|
|Yuzvendra Chahal||Yuzvendra Chahal|
|Jasprit Bumrah||Jasprit Bumrah|
|Mohammad Shami||Mohammad Shami|
|Navdeep Saini||Navdeep Saini|
|Shardul Thakur||Shardul Thakur|
DID YOU KNOW?
India have won only one T20I ou of the 5 they’ve played against New Zealand in New Zealand.
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