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06-Jan-2017 10:00:00 GMT
England in India 2016-17

Kohli Appointed Captain for ODIs and T20s

Mumbai: Virat Kohli was on Friday heralded as the new captain of the Indian cricket team in limited-overs cricket, ahead of their three-match ODI series against England starting January 15.

Kohli's ascension to the leadership post follows MS Dhoni's resignation as the Indian captain in limited-overs format.

The Indian squad was announced at around 4.20 PM IST. The meeting of the Indian selectors was slated to start at 12.30 PM local time, Mumbai.

But drama between the BCCI and the Lodha Committee ensued and it began only after 3.00 PM. According to the BCCI constitution, the selection meeting can be convened only by either the BCCI president or the secretary.

England will be returning to India on Sunday to complete their tour, after a long break of 20 days for Christmas and the New Year. In the first leg of their India tour, England were defeated 0-4 in a five-Test series.

ODI squad: KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar KUmar, Umesh Yadav

Twenty20 squad: KL Rahul, Mandeep Singh, Virat Kohli (capt), MS Dhoni (wk), Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Manish Pandey, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra

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