Shreyas Iyer and Murali Vijay returns to T20 and Test squad

Shreyas Iyer and Mohammed Siraj have been picked for the three-match T20 series against New Zealand.

Murali Vijay returns to the Test squad in the home series against the Sri Lankans.

Ashish Nehra has been picked for the first match which will be played in Delhi’s Ferozshah Kotla on November 1. It is expected to be Nehra’s farewell game but whether the veteran left-arm pacer will be in the playing XI will entirely be the team management’s call.


Thirty-three-year-old Murali Vijay, who has an impressive Test average of close to 40, last played a Test match in Dharamsala against the Australians in march, 2017. He and KL Rahul had opened the innings.

T20 SQUAD: Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jsprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj and Ashish Nehra (only for the first T20).

TEST SQUAD vs SRI LANKA (first two matches): Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Hardik Pandya, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma.

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