Rohit to lead Indian team for T20 series against New Zealand

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Rohit to lead Indian team for T20 series against New Zealand


India have announced a 16-man squad for the upcoming T20 series against New Zealand. The 3 match series will start on 17th November. The three T20Is will be played in Jaipur (November 17), Ranchi (November 19) and Kolkata (November 21). The squad for the two subsequent Tests, at Kanpur (November 25-29) and Mumbai (December 3-7), will be announced later.

Indian Squad

Rohit Sharma (Captain)
KL Rahul (Vice captain)
Ruturaj Gaikwad
Shreyas Iyer
Surya Kumar Yadav
Rishabh Pant (WK)
Ishan Kishan (WK)
Venkatesh Iyer
Yuzvendra Chahal
Ravichandran Ashwin
Avesh Khan
Bhuvneshwor Kumar
Mohammad Siraj
Deepak Chahar
Harshal Patel

Rohit Sharma has been named the captain of the side as regular skipper Virat Kohli has resigned from T20 captaincy. Kohli along with Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Shami and Hardik Pandya have been rested for the series. Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakravarthy and Rahul Chahar, who were part of the 15-member T20 World Cup squad, also miss out this time.