With the IPL going on, the international cricket is almost at a stand-still. However, soon after the end of the IPL, the Champions Trophy would be in line. The BCCI is planning for the same and has come up with the 15-man squad for the series. The team will be led by Virat Kohli and has Mohammed Shami and R Ashwin back in the side.
After having long speculations over the Indian team playing the Champions Trophy 2017, the BCCI has finally named the team for the tournament. The two and a half week tournament will kick start on 1st of June and will have the finals played on 18th of the same month.
The Indian Squad For Champions Trophy 2017
The Indian team has been declared by the BCCI today. Virat Kohli will be leading the team. Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, and Ajinkya Rahane form a strong batting line up for the team. Ex-Indian captain, MS Dhoni will be seen behind the stumps. The team has some dependable all-rounders like Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin. The pace attack in the team will have the likes of Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Mohammad Shami. Overall, the team looks quite stable on the table.
Although, most agree to the fact that this is a stable team, but the inclusion of the out of form Shikhar Dhawan in the team has raised some eyebrows. The four pace bowlers and the balanced spin bowling attack also makes the heavy batting side a better contender of the tournament this time. India will be defending the championship.
The team will expect the captain Virat Kohli to get back to his lost form quickly, after not being able to make it count in the IPL this year. Young Manish Pandey in the team will add on to the batting strength. Overall, the team seems all geared up to repeat their last time performance all over again.
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