India’s Raina recalled for New Zealand ODI series

29-year-old last played an ODI in 2015 after which he was overlooked by selectors


Reuters October 06, 2016
Suresh Raina (2R) celebrates with teammates. PHOTO: AFP

Left-handed batsman Suresh Raina has been recalled into India’s ODI squad for the five-match series against New Zealand this month.

The 29-year-old, who last played an ODI for India in 2015, was overlooked by selectors for India’s ODI tour of Australia earlier this year, the tour of Zimbabwe in June and the T20I series against West Indies in August.

Spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, and fast-bowler Mohammed Shami will be rested for the first three matches of the series, which starts from October 16, according to chairman of selectors MSK Prasad.

India's Kumar out of third Test against New Zealand due to back strain

Batsman Mandeep Singh has been drafted in following the unavailability of Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul due to injuries, while seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar was also left out, having sustained a back strain.

Squad

MS Dhoni (c), Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Manish Pandey, Suresh Raina, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra, Jasprit Bumrah, Dhawal Kulkarni, Umesh Yadav, Mandeep Singh, Kedar Jadhav.

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