No surprises in Indian team for Champions Trophy

Monday, May 8th, 2017, 8:31 am

Rohit Sharma and Mohammed Shami return to the squad after injuries.

The The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) selection committee on Monday announced the Indian team for the Champions Trophy to be held in England from June 1.

On Sunday, at a special general meeting (SGM) held in New Delhi, the BCCI said India would participate in the Champions Trophy.

Rohit, after recovering from a thigh injury he sustained during the Test series against England last year, has replaced opener K L Rahul, who suffers from a shoulder injury.

Manish Pandey has been drafted in as an extra batsman in the 15-member squad, to be led by Virat Kohli.

India will play their Champions Trophy lung-opener against arch-rival Pakistan on June 4.

The squad

Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, M.S. Dhoni, Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.