DNA – Experienced Dinesh Karthik has pipped young Rishabh Pant for the spot of second wicketkeeper-batsman in Indias one-day international (ODI) squad for their matches against Australia and New Zealand.

Summary

  • Experienced Dinesh Karthik has pipped young Rishabh Pant for the spot of second wicketkeeper-batsman in Indias one-day international (ODI) squad for their matches against Australia and New Zealand.
  • Karthik, 33, has played 86 ODIs and was part of Indias Asia Cup squad but was left out for the West Indies matches.
  • After returning from Australia post the test series, Rishabh Pant will play for India A in the five-match one-day series at home against England Lions, the Indian cricket board said in their statement while announcing the squad.
  • India also named their squad for the three-match Twenty20 series in New Zealand which was highlighted by the return of Dhoni after the long-serving cricketer was left out of their shortest format matches against West Indies and Australia.
  • Squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami.


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