India announced the 16-man Test squad for the New Zealand series on Tuesday. Rohit Sharma will miss the series while Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw and Navdeep Saini have been included in the side.
Mayank Agarwal has got a place in the ODI squad and he will replace Rohit.
The team would be led by Virat Kohli and the batting department comprises Mayank, Pujara, Shaw, Gill, Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari.
The selectors have gone with two front-line wicket-keeper batsmen with Wriddhiman Saha and Rishabh Pant in the team. R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja are two spinners while Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Saini make the fast bowling department.
NEWS : Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the upcoming ODI and the Test series against New Zealand.— BCCI (@BCCI) February 4, 2020
Mayank Agarwal has been named as his replacement in the ODI squad. #NZvIND #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/AUMeCSNfWQ
India’s Test squad: Virat (Capt), Mayank, Prithvi Shaw, Shubman, Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Rishabh Pant (wk), R. Ashwin, R. Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Mohd. Shami, Navdeep Saini, Ishant Sharma (subject to fitness clearance).— BCCI (@BCCI) February 4, 2020
Ishant Sharma has also been included in the team for now but his selection is subject to fitness clearance.
After Shikhar Dhawan and Hardik Pandya, Rohit became the new addition to the tally of injured Indian players after sustaining a calf injury during India’s final T20I against New Zealand.
TEST SQUAD: Virat Kohli(Capt), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Rishabh Pant (wk), R. Ashwin, R. Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Ishant Sharma (subject to fitness clearance).