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Karthik, Thakur return to India ODI squad against NZ

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Shardul Thakur, Dinesh Karthik Shardul Thakur, Dinesh Karthik

New Delhi/Wellington: Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik and rookie pacer Shardul Thakur have returned to the Indian One-Day International (ODI) squad for the upcoming home series against New Zealand from October 22.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also made several changes to the squad which took part in the recently concluded home series against Australia.

Opening batsman Lokesh Rahul was left out of the 15-man squad along with pacers Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav.

Thakur made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka on August 31 this year.

Top order batsman Shikhar Dhawan, who missed the ODI series against Australia, also returns to the squad for the 50-over format.

New Zealand are due to tour India for a limited-overs series which will include three ODIs and as many Twenty20 Internationals (T20I).

The first ODI is scheduled to be played in Mumbai on October 22, the second will be in Pune on October 25 while the third match is slated for Kanpur on October 29.

New Zealand announce updated squad

Meanwhile, New Zealand on Saturday announced their updated 15-member cricket squad, adding six members for the series.

"Todd Astle, Matt Henry, Henry Nicholls, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips and George Worker will join the squad following the conclusion of the NZ A tour against India A," New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said in a statement.

"Ish Sodhi and Tom Bruce will travel with the squad for the ODIs, having been named in the Twenty20 squad. Ross Taylor and Worker will return to New Zealand following the conclusion of the ODIs," the statement added.

Squads:

India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shardul Thakur.

New Zealand: ODI: Kane Williamson (captain), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, George Worker

T20I: Kane Williamson (captain), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Tom Bruce, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee.

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