Shikhar Dhawan recalled for ODI series vs New Zealand, no place for Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja

first_imgIndia have named a strong 15-man squad for the three-match one day international series against New Zealand starting October 22.While in-form Shikhar Dhawan returned to team, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja remained on the sidelines for the third consecutive ODI series.Dhawan had missed the five-match ODI series against Australia, which India won 4-1, after he opted out to be with his unwell wife. He later made his return for the three-T20I contest against the Aussies, which ended 1-1 after the third and final match was washed out without a ball being bowled in Hyderabad.Ashwin and Jadeja last played in a limited-overs series against West Indies earlier this year.Meanwhile, Dinesh Karthik and Shardul Thakur have also been recalled for the short series which starts in Mumbai. However, batsman KL Rahul and pacers Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami have been left out of the squad.After the ODIs, India and New Zealand will also play a three-match T20I series.India squad:Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shardul Thakur.last_img read more