Rohit Sharma, Mohammed Shami Return To Indian Squad For ICC Champions Trophy

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19 May, 2017

The seventh batsman's slot is expected to be taken by Manish Pandey.

Rohit, who didn't play ODI cricket since October past year recovered well to make a comeback and will open the batting along with Shikhar Dhawan.

Rohit Sharma: Rohit Sharma aka Hit-Man Sharma is back in action and will possibly open the innings with Shikhar Dhawan, the Gabbar. Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja - the highest wicket-taker of the same edition - will share the spin department with Ravichandran Ashwin.

The Virat Kohli-led team begins its campaign against Pakistan on June 4 at Edgbaston, will face Sri Lanka on June 8 and South Africa on June 11.

"I am coming to ODI cricket after a long gap of two years". With the help of Kohli's unbeaten 66, India had chased a meagre 119 off 15.5 overs. The final will be played on 18th June 2017 at The Oval, London.

Pakistan are slated to play two warm-up games in Birmingham before their clash against India - taking on Bangladesh on May 27 before facing world champions Australia on May 29.

Agreed, Rohit might not have played global cricket for some time and also failed in the tenth season of IPL, but he is a class act and can win matches single-handedly for India.

"MSK Prasad also highlighted the importance of MS Dhoni in the side and said", He is an invaluable asset to this team when it comes to crunch situations. Young Manish Pandey in the team will add on to the batting strength. He will have the support of Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bhumrah.

Hardik Pandya is the only bowling all-rounder in the team. All the same, India are likely to go through selection conundrum. There were lengthy discussions over some names, but we zeroed in on these 15 names. His contribution as keeper can not be matched.

"If I keep performing well, I believe those performances won't be ignored. Best person to guide Virat, invaluable for the team".

About other players, he said " We considered Kuldeep.

Prasad also shed light on chinaman Kuldeep Yadav.

"He is one player who we are looking at for the future".


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