Shreyas Iyer, Mohammed Siraj receive maiden T20I call-ups against New Zealand

Clyde Nash
October 25, 2017

Mumbai's reliable no. 3 batsman Iyer replaces Kedar Jadhav while Hyderabad pacer Siraj is an addition to the squad.

Veteran pacer Ashish Nehra has also been named in the India squad.

Chairman of Selectors, MSK Prasad, said that Iyer and Siraj had been picked based on their consistent performances in domestic and first-class cricket.

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In his last 10 innings, Iyer has scored two centuries and three fifties and that was enough for the selectors to include him in the squad.

ANI reported that Ashish Nehra would play only the first of the three games. If we pick a player, we will give him a long run. That tally included an unbeaten 140 off 131 runs in the tri-series final, which helped India A clinch the series. "He is doing well, he has been duly recognised and rewarded as well", Prasad said. Iyer returned to India with the India A squad to play 4 unofficial ODIs against the Black Caps, enjoying a sensation run in the series the Delhi Daredevils batsman plundered 108, 82, 90 and 37 runs respectively to finish as India top scorer in the series.

"There are a lot of apprehensions about Nehra".

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India T20Is squad: Virat Kohli (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Mohammed Siraj.

Virat Kohli (capt), K.L. Rahul, Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-capt), Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha, R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Ishant Sharma. Prasad also made it clear that Nehra would be not assured of a starting spot in his farewell match with that decision being left up to the team management.

Naman Ojha (captain, wicketkeeper), Sanju Samson, Jiwanjot Singh, B. Sandeep, Tanmay Agarwal, Abhishek Gupta, Rohan Prem, Akash Bhandari, Jalaj Saxena, C. V. Milind, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Warrier and Ravi Kiran.

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