India vs New Zealand: Suresh Raina returns to India ODI squad, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami rested

Suresh Raina has returned to the India 50-over squad after last playing against South Africa in the middle of 2015.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 6, 2016 7:17 pm
Suresh Raina, Raina, Suresh Raina India, Raina ODI, India squad, India ODI squad, India vs New Zealand, India vs New Zealand ODI squad, India NZ ODI squad, cricket news, cricket, sports, sports news Suresh Raina last played for India in the World T20 semi-final against West Indies. (Source: AP)

Suresh Raina has returned to the India limited over squad for the first three ODIs against New Zealand after last featuring for the national side in the 50-over format in 2015 when South Africa toured the sub-continent. He had been left out of the tour to Australia in December-January and was also given a miss from the T20 team that played West Indies in Florida in August.

Newly appointed chairman of selectors MSK Prasad said Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin and Mohammed Shami have been rested.

Mandeep Singh has come into the side with KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan both out due to injuries. Dhawan is absent from the 3rd Test with Karun Nair coming in. KL Rahul had been replaced by Gautam Gambhir in the second Test.

India open the ODI series against the Kiwis on October 16 with the first fixture in Dharamsala. The series is for five matches with the squad announced for the first three.

SQUAD: MS Dhoni (capt), 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