Rahul back as India announce World Cup squad
Rohit Sharma to lead India in the upcoming ICC ODI World Cup at home while all-rounder Hardik Pandya was named as his deputy for the flagship event on Tuesday.
KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer, who returned to the Indian team after a long injury lay-off, remain part of the squad. The team includes Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj and Kuldeep Yadav, as they aim to win their second ODI World Cup on home soil.
Leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has been the notable name to miss out from the squad.
The deadline to submit the World Cup squad to the ICC is September 5, but the teams can make changes until September 28 without needing an approval from the ICC.
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, K L Rahul, Hardik Pandya (Vice-captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj and Kuldeep Yadav.