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5 players who missed out on India's squad for the ODIs against New Zealand

Rajdeep Puri
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21.35K   //    14 Oct 2017, 18:53 IST

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India announced a 15 member squad for the three-match ODI series against New Zealand which begins on October 22 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Shikhar Dhawan, who missed out for the ODIs against Australia was brought back into the squad while Dinesh Karthik too made a comeback.

Also, making a return to the squad is Mumbai pacer Shardul Thakur, who was a part of the Indian ODI team in Sri Lanka.

However, there was one surprise inclusion and a few names who should have been selected.

Here are the 5 players who missed out:

KL Rahul

The 24-year-old batsman from Karnataka has not been in great form in ODIs off late and will now have to face the brunt of it as he is forced to miss the ODIs against the Blackcaps.

While his form in the longer format of the game has been exemplary, he has been quite inconsistent in the shorter formats.

He did not play a single game in the recently concluded ODI and T20I series against Australia. He will now have to go back to the drawing board and play for Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy to prove himself to the selectors once again.

With the World Cup in a couple of years, Rahul will look to make a comeback soon and cement his place in the side.

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