The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the 15-man One-Day International squad for the England tour. The Indian team is set to play a three-match ODI series in English conditions. Men in Blue will kickstart their England tour with a three-match T20I series.
The first One-Dayer will be played on 12th July at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. The second match will be played at the home of cricket, Lord’s on 14th July. The third and final ODI will be played at Headingley, Leeds on July 17.
India will play three One-Dayers in England.
Consequently, the white ball series is expected to help the Indian team in getting acclimatized to the English Conditions. The ongoing Indian Premier League has also played a part in the selection of the team especially the T20I squad.
Ambati Rayudu who has impressed while batting at the top of the order for the Chennai Super Kings made the cut into the ODI squad. Though later he got released, as he failed the compulsory yo-yo Test, and thus, the southpaw batsman Suresh Raina got included. Siddharth Kaul finds his name in the ODI team as he has impressed for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Washington Sundar and Shreyas Iyer have also made into the 50-over series squad against England. Ajinkya Rahane is overlooked by the national selectors as he is dropped from the ODI squad. Dinesh Karthik who has impressed while leading Kolkata Knight Riders is also included in the squad.
It would be interesting to note who will grab the much talked about number four position in the Indian line-up.
Jasprit Bumrah was ruled out after he injured his left thumb in the first T20I against Ireland. Furthermore, Washington Sundar twisted his ankle which ruled him out of the limited overs set-up. Shardul Thakur replaced Jasprit Bumrah while Axar Patel took the place of Washington Sundar for the England ODIs
Here is the update India’s ODI squad for England Tour,
Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Shreyas Iyer, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Axar Patel, Siddharth Kaul and Shardul Thakur.