India recall Thakur and Karthik for New Zealand ODIs
KL Rahul has been left out of the India squad to take on New Zealand, but Shardul Thakur and Dinesh Karthik are back in the fold.
India have recalledÂ Shardul Thakur and Dinesh Karthik for the one-day international series against New Zealand, butÂ KL Rahul has been omitted from the squad.
Paceman Thakur has not featured for his country since the final match of the ODI series against Sri Lanka last month, while wicketkeeper-batsmanÂ Karthik's last India appearance was against West Indies in July.
The duo were on Saturday named in a 15-man squad for a three-match series withÂ the Black Caps, which starts next Sunday.
RahulÂ played no part in theÂ 4-1 ODI series win over Australia after being named in the squad and will not make his return againstÂ New Zealand.
SpinnersÂ Ravichandran Ashwin andÂ Ravindra Jadeja were also left out once again, along withÂ Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami.
India squad:Â Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shardul Thakur.