India recall Karthik, Thakur and Dhawan for New Zealand ODIs

Lynette Rowe
October 16, 2017

However, KL Rahul has been left out. While Umesh picked four wickets for 71, Shami went wicketless and conceded at more than six runs per over as Australia amassed 334 runs. In his most recent worldwide games - a T20I and an ODI against West Indies in July - he scored 48 and 50* respectively.

The three match ODI series will be played between 22nd and 29th October following which the two teams will compete in three Twenty20 Internationals.

Young batsman KL Rahul has been dropped from the team, Tamil Nadu wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik has replaced him for the ODI series vs New Zealand.

Rahul had a poor outing in the ODI series in Sri Lanka and as a result was benched for the three games against Australia, though he is expected to return to the Test squad when India host Sri Lanka next month. "Because, as of now, this is the best combination", the official told ESPNCricinfo. Karthik is now a part of the Tamil Nadu side that is playing Tripura in the Ranji Trophy. "DK instead of Rahul in the middle order is also a part of the process", he explains.

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There were quite a few changes made in the Indian ranks.

"Ish Sodhi and Tom Bruce will travel with the squad for the ODIs, having been named in the Twenty20 squad".

"Todd Astle, Matt Henry, Henry Nicholls, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips and George Worker will join the squad following the conclusion of the NZ A tour against India A", New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said in a statement.

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