IND vs NZ: India T20 Squad for New Zealand. After the conclusion of the Sri Lanka series at home, India will face New Zealand at home on January 18-January 24 in 3 ODIs and on January 27-February 1 in 3 T20Is. Sri Lanka is set to tour India for a multi-format T20I and ODI series. During IND vs SL 2023 series, a 3-match ODI and 3-match T20I series will be played.
The T20I series will be played first followed by the ODI series. During IND vs SL 2023 series, the three T20I games will take place on January 3, 5, and 7. The three ODI games are scheduled to take place on January 10, 12, and 15.
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Meanwhile, In February 2022, Sri Lanka has already toured India. The Sri Lankan team played an all-format series against India in February-March 2022. The visitors got thrashed by the Indians in all formats of the game. India won the Test series 2-0 & T20I Series 3-0.
Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out of both ODI and Test series against Bangladesh and wasn’t considered for the Sri Lanka limited overs series. Ravindra Jadeja has recovered from his knee surgery. Jasprit Bumrah may also return for the New Zealand series. The duo, who have been on the sidelines for a long time, will not be rushed back into the national team.
India are likely to be without the services of current T20I skipper Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, among others, in the next edition of the 2024 T20I World Cup, which would make up for a highly new-look side. Virat Kohli rediscovered his best and was one of the standout batters of the T20 World Cup 2022.
KL Rahul and Virat Kohli have been rested after playing in the full tour of Bangladesh. Though neither of them asked for the break, the selectors felt they needed the rest.
Young guns like pacers Shivam Mavi, Mukesh Kumar, and batter Rahul Tripathi have been added to India’s squad for 3 T20Is against Sri Lanka. But the trio may not be present alongside Shubman Gill, and Ruturaj Gaikwad when the batters KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and pacer Jasprit Bumrah, and spin all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja returns subject to fitness clearance.
India Squad For Sri Lanka T20Is:- Hardik Pandya (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav (VC), Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson (wk), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi, Mukesh Kumar.
IND vs NZ: India T20 Squad for New Zealand (Predicted)
While Hardik Pandya will be leading the T20I side against Sri Lanka, Rohit Sharma will be back in the ODIs. Rohit Sharma got injured in the 2nd ODI of the Bangladesh series and was ruled out of the final ODI of the series and the two-match Test series against Bangladesh.
Rohit Sharma has played 148 T20Is and amassed 3853 runs averaging 31.32. His last T20I came in T20 World Cup 2022 semi-final against England.