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Ajinkya  Rahane named skipper for Zimbabwe tour, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli rested

Ajinkya Rahane named skipper for Zimbabwe tour, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli rested

India Blooms News Service | 29 Jun 2015, 11:11 pm
New Delhi, June 29 (IBNS): Regular captains MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli have been rested for the upcoming Zimbabwe tour while selectors named Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane as the skipper of the Indian side for the series against the African nation.

Apart from Dhoni and Kohli, other cricketers like Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, R Ashwin, Rohit Sharma and Umesh Yadav, who have been playing continuously for the past few months, have been rested for the series.

Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who made a  comeback in the Indian Test squad with the recent series in Bangladesh, was selected for the Zimbabwe tour. He last played an ODI match for India in 2011.

The All-India Senior Selection Committee of the BCCI met in Delhi earlier  on Monday to pick the Indian team for the tour of Zimbabwe in July 2015 and the India ‘A’ squad for the two four-day games against Australia ‘A,’ both of which are to be played at Chennai, from July 22 to July  25, and from July 29 to Aug 1  respectively.

Cheteshwar Pujara has been named the skipper of the Indian 'A' side.

Umesh Yadav, who was not named in the Indian side, has been selected in the India 'A' side.

India recently lost the ODI series against Bangladesh.

The teams are as follows:

Indian Team for Zimbabwe tour:

Ajinkya Rahane                               -  Captain

Murali Vijay

Ambati Rayudu

Manoj Tiwary

Kedar Jadhav

Robin Uthappa

Manish Pandey

Harbhajan Singh

Axar Patel

Karn Sharma

Dhawal Kulkarni

Stuart Binny

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Mohit Sharma

Sandeep Sharma

India 'A' team for the four-day games against Australia 'A'

Cheteshwar Pujara                        - Captain

K.L. Rahul

Abhinav Mukund

Karun Nair

Shreyas Iyer

Naman Ojha

Vijay Shankar

Amit Mishra

Pragyan Ojha

Shardul Thakur

Varun Aaron

Abhimanyu Mithun

Umesh Yadav

Shreyas Gopal

Baba Aparajith

Ajinkya Rahane named skipper for Zimbabwe tour, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli rested

India Blooms News Service
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