India Tour of New Zealand & Bangladesh Chetan Sharma Press Conference Highlights: Hardik to captain in T20Is, Umran Malik & Sanju Samson return – The Indian Express

  • November 1, 2022

India Tour of New Zealand, Squad, Captain, Players List: Chetan Sharma, chairman of selectors of the All-India Senior Selection Committee announced the squads for Team India’s upcoming tour of New Zealand and Bangladesh. Team India will play three T20Is and three ODIs in New Zealand. The first T20I will be played on November 18, followed by the second and third on November 20 and November 22, respectively. The three-match ODI series will start from November 25.
Follow all the live updates from Chetan Sharma’s press conference below
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-Jadeja added for ODI & Tests in Bangladesh, currently under observation.
-Caution emphasised on Bumrah. [Read More]

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His eyes lit up when Chandrapal saw his then six-year-old son playing cricket with their cousins outside their house. The training of Yash started back then under the watchful eyes of his father. [Read more]

“I have not got time to eat today. There are a lot of customers today,” Ram Pal, Kuldeep’s father said between giving haircuts. “I have been doing this for the past 30 years. I am happy for my son. He has made me proud. I had never supported his passion for the game. I have scolded and even beaten him for playing cricket when he was in school. But he never gave up on his dreams,” Ram Pal, who makes Rs 8,000 a month, said. [Read more]

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Chetan Sharma: Those who perform will always have a way back in the team. For him to come back into the team, he will have to score more runs. He knows that. He has been in constant touch with the selection committee.The middle order is so packed that even Hanuma Vihari has found a spot in the squad. 
Chetan Sharma: It would be wrong for me to comment on any of the players during the middle of the World Cup. The team has been doing brilliantly.
Chetan Sharma: No player asked to be rested. We have taken the proactive initiative to rest players by getting in touch with the medical team and the team management. 
Chetan Sharma: Middle of the tournament, we cannot have conversations on this matter. To have these players in the team is a big plus for the youngsters. If they feel something, they will approach themselves.
Chetan Sharma: He will definitely be part of the team for the Australia series. We do not want to rush things with him this time as we did before. So we’ve been cautious with him for the Bangladesh series.
Chetan Sharma: We are giving him the opportunities to him where we can. We opted for him in the India A squad. I’ve been speaking about him to the selectors as well. He will get an opportunity very soon.
Chetan Sharma: We spoke about him. If he hasn’t been selected it isn’t because there’s a shortcoming in him. He was there and he will be back up shortly.
ODIs: Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (VC), Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan, Rajat Patidar, Rahul Tripathi, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Yash Dayal, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant
Test: Rohit Sharma (c), Rahul (vc), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, KS Bharat, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur.
*Jadeja still under observation
ODI: Shikhar Dhawan (C), Rishabh Pant (vc & wk), Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Surya Kumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson (wk), W Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Shahbaz Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Sen, Umran Malik
T20: Hardik Pandya(c), Rishabh Pant (vc), Ishan Kishan, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik. 
How many players from India’s World Cup squad do you see featuring in the tour of New Zealand?
T20 World Cup squad: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammad Shami. 
Standby Players: Mohammed Siraj, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Shardul Thakur.
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The last time India toured New Zealand was in January-February 2020. Remember the world then? Before Covid-19 was yet to put a halt at everything including cricket, India sealed their first T20I series win in New Zealand, in some style. A 5-0 clean sweep that included two games that were decided by super over. The men in blue did lose the ODI series that followed 3-0. 
With two wins in three matches, India are second in Group 2 of the Super 12. The men in blue trail one point behind South Africa and are level with Bangladesh, who they face next at the Adelaide Oval. Their final match would be against Zimababwe. Wins in the next two games should help India progress into the semifinals. And with New Zealand sitting on top of Group 1, it looks like the two may meet in the semifinal.
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Just like it was last year, India will play New Zealand immediately after the T20 World Cup, this time around tour them for a three T20I and as many ODI series. The first T20I will be played on November 18, followed by the second and third on November 20 and November 22, respectively. The three-match ODI series will start from November 25. Chairman of the Selection Committee,  Chetan Sharma will reveal the squad today. Stay tuned with us live for all the live updates.
ndian skipper Rohit Sharma with NZ pacer Tim Southee. (PTI/FILE)
India will be touring New Zealand for a white-ball series comprising three T20Is and as many ODIs after the World T20 in Australia. The series will be held between November 18 to 30 and New Zealand will return to India for a white-ball series in January next year.