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Last Update on: January 15th, 2023 at 05:02 pm

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IND vs NZ: 3 Undeserving Players Who Made It In India ODI Squad for New Zealand. The New Selection committee led by Chetan Sharma, have picked India’s ODI squad for the upcoming series against New Zealand (IND vs NZ).

Chetan Sharma
Chetan Sharma Photo Credit: (PTI)

The new selection committee was announced a few days ago with Chetan Sharma being retained by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) of the BCCI interviewing more than a dozen of candidates last week. Notably, Jasprit Bumrah is still missing from all the squads announced by the BCCI for the New Zealand series.

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 KL Rahul & Axar Patel were unavailable for New Zealand (IND vs NZ) home series due to family commitments. KL Rahul is set to miss the New Zealand series owing to personal reasons. While Ishan Kishan retains his spot as the second wicket-keeper, it is Andhra batter KS Bharat, who has earned his maiden call-up to India’s ODI squad.
Shardul Thakur, a pace all-rounder, and Shahbaz Ahmed, a spin all-rounder have also been added to the ODI squad which is led by Rohit Sharma. Hardik Pandya, the captain of the T20I squad is Rohit Sharma’s deputy in the ODI squad.
India vs New Zealand (IND vs NZ)
India vs New Zealand (IND vs NZ) (Credits: Twitter)

India is set to play New Zealand in a three-match ODI and three-match T20I series. The ODI series will commence from 18th January onwards in Hyderabad and will then move to Raipur and Indore on January 21 and 24 respectively.

India’s squad for IND vs NZ ODIs: Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, KS Bharat (wk), Hardik Pandya (vc), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik

IND vs NZ: 3 Undeserving Players Who Made It In India ODI Squad for New Zealand 

Shahbaz Ahmed

Shahbaz Ahmed
Shahbaz Ahmed, Image Credits: Twitter

The Bengal bowling all-rounder Shahbaz Ahmed made his international debut this year, playing 2 ODI games against Proteas. He also picked 3 wickets in those 2 games, bowling at an economy of 5.06. However, he was wicketless in the 1st ODI against Bangladesh returning with figures of 0/39 in 9 overs.

Shahbaz Ahmed is an underwhelming player picked for IND vs NZ ODI series due to his relatively less experience of featuring in only 3 ODIs. The likes of Krunal Pandya and Ravi Bishnoi may have been picked ahead of him in the IND vs NZ ODIs.

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