Mumbai youngster Shreyas Iyer was included in the Indian team for the upcoming three-match T20I series against New Zealand, while spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja were named in the squad for the Sri Lanka Test series.
Shreyas took the place of Kedar Jadhav, who was dropped from the T20I squad after the three-match series against Australia.
As expected, senior spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja retained their places in the Test squad after being ignored for the limited overs squads in the last few series.
Interestingly, the selectors named the team for the first two Tests of the three-match series against Sri Lanka, starting next month.
Indian team for NZ T20Is:
Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra (only for first match), Mohammed Sirajuddin.
Indian team for first 2 Sri Lanka Tests:
Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul, Murali Vijay, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma.