India Squad for ICC Champions Trophy 2017: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), after much delay, announced the squad for Champions Trophy 2017. There were no big surprises in the side as the only change in the team was Mohammad Shami coming in place of spinner Amit Mishra. Rest all the 15 members were retained, who played the ODI series against England in the month of January.
Shami missed the last ODI series as he was injured. He nursed the injury ahead of the Mumbai Test against England and went on to miss rest of the England series. He made a comeback to the side for the last Test against Australia but did not play. Now he is fit and will take part in the tournament.
The biggest surprise in the side is Manish Pandey, who has been able to retain his place in the squad despite the fact that he was not given a chance in the ODI series against England and is now part of the team. Also, Yuvraj Singh and Kedar Jadhav have been able to retain their place in the team.
Selectors themselves said that they do not want to tinker with the settled line up and as a result, there was was only one change in the side.
There was neither Rishabh Pant nor Dinesh Karthik, despite performing consistently in the domestic cricket. Also, there was no Axar Patel or Yuzvendra Chahal either. Jayant Yadav was the other exclusion from the team.
The selectors have put five players on standby namely Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur and Suresh Raina. The Board will apply for visas of these five players as well and they will replace the other players in the team in case of an injury.
India Squad for ICC Champions Trophy 2017
Team: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit, Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Shami.
Indian Team Schedule for Champions Trophy 2017
- Jun 04, Sun – India vs Pakistan, 4th Match, Group B
- Jun 08, Thu – India vs Sri Lanka, 8th Match, Group B
- Jun 11, Sun India vs South Africa, 11th Match, Group B
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