Ishan Kishan Gets First Test Call Up For Australia; Hardik Pandya To Lead In New Zealand T20Is

On Friday, the BCCI announced Team India’s selections for the upcoming white-ball series against New Zealand, as well as the first two Tests against Australia.
The BCCI revealed the selections for Team India’s forthcoming white-ball series against New Zealand, as well as the first two Tests against Australia, on Friday. Hardik Pandya will captain the squad in the T20I series against New Zealand, while Rohit Sharma will captain the side in the ODIs as well as the four-match Test series against Australia. Following an outstanding domestic season, Prithvi Shaw was picked up for the New Zealand T20Is, while Ishan Kishan earned his first Test call up.
The BCCI also confirmed that KL Rahul and Axar Patel will miss the New Zealand series owing to family obligations, while Ravindra Jadeja has been added in the Test team subject to his health.
“The All-India Senior Selection Panel has picked India’s squads for the 2019 Mastercard New Zealand Tour of India,” the BCCI said in a statement.
Jasprit Bumrah will also be absent for the first two Tests. The first Test will take place in Nagpur on February 9.
The All-India Senior Selection Committee selected the India squad for the next white-ball home series against New Zealand on Friday (January 13), as well as the team for the very first two Tests against Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023.
● Rohit Sharma (Captain).
● Shubhman Gill
● Ishan Kishan (wk)
● Virat Kohli
● Shreyas Iyer
● Suryakumar Yadav
● KS Bharat (wk)
● Hardik Pandya (vice-captain)
● Washington Sundar
● Shahbaz Ahmed
● Shardul Thakur
● Yuzvendra Chahal
● Kuldeep Yadav
● Mohd. Shami, Mohd.

India’s T20I squad against New Zealand:
● Hardik Pandya (Captain),
● Suryakumar Yadav (vice-captain)
● Ishan Kishan (wk)
● Ruturaj Gaikwad
● Shubman Gill
● Deepak Hooda
● Rahul Tripathi
● Jitesh Sharma (wk)
● Washington Sundar
● Kuldeep Yadav
● Yuzvendra Chahal
● Arshdeep Singh
● Umran Malik.
● Shivam Mavi
● Prithvi Shaw
● Mukesh Kumar.
KL Due to family obligations, Rahul and Axar Patel were unable to be selected for the white-ball series.
. In Rahul’s absence, KS Bharat has been named the second wicketkeeper behind Ishan Kishan, while Sanju Samson has been left out. The Kerala wicketkeeper-batter, who was part of the team on the New Zealand trip, has fallen out of favour, and no explanation for his absence from the white-ball squad has been provided.

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