Tuesday 5 August 2014 

Sanju Samson, Karn Sharma In India ODI & T20 Squad

Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni are back in India's ODI squad
Virat Kohli (left) and MS Dhoni return to India's ODI squad having missed the tour of Bangladesh
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India have called up uncapped trio Dhawal Kulkarni, Sanju Samson and Karn Sharma to a 17-man squad for the One-Day and Twenty20 International series in England.

India play five One-Day Internationals against England between 25th August and 5th September followed by a single Twenty20 International on 7th September.

19-year-old Samson has played 21 one-day games and 48 Twenty20 games in his career to date, impressing during the 2013 and 2014 Indian Premier League seasons with the Rajasthan Royals before more recently scoring 244 runs in seven matches for India A in Australia.

He also provides wicket-keeping cover for captain MS Dhoni, with Wriddhiman Saha ruled out through injury and Robin Uthappa left out, despite having toured Bangladesh shortly after the IPL 2014.

26-year-old leg-spinner Karn Sharma is another to have enjoyed success at the IPL, most notably with the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the last two seasons.

He has played 33 one-day games and 60 Twenty20 matches, and was also part of the India A squad in Australia.

While medium pacer Kulkarni is also uncapped, he has been included in India squads previously, touring New Zealand in 2009 and being called up to play the West Indies in November 2013, only to miss out due to injury.

From the squad that toured Bangladesh, which was less than full strength, missing Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, there are a number of changes.

Along with the injured Saha, Kedhar Jadav, Amit Mishra, Akshar Patel, Cheteshwar Pujara, Parvez Rasool, Manoj Tiwary, Uthappa and Ranganath Vinay Kumar all miss out.

Returning are Dhoni, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Kohli, Kulkarni, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami and Rohit Sharma.

India ODI/T20I squad: MS Dhoni (captain), Ravichandran Ashwin, Stuart Binny, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Dhawal Kulkarni, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Suresh Raina, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Sanju Samson, Mohammad Shami, Karn Sharma, Mohit Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav

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Fixtures & Results

9th-13th July: 1st Test, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
India 457 & 391-9 dec. (Binny 78) drew with
England 496 (Root 154no, Anderson 81)
17th-21st July: 2nd Test, Lord's, London
India 295 & 342 (Vijay 95, Jadeja 68) beat
England 319 & 223 (Sharma 7-74) by 95 runs
27th-31st July: 3rd Test, The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
England 569-7 dec. & 205-4 dec. beat
India 330 & 178 (Ali 6-67) by 266 runs
7th-11th August: 4th Test, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
England 367 (Root 77, Buttler 70) beat
India 152 & 166 by an innings & 54 runs
15th-19th August: 5th Test, The Kia Oval, London
England 486 (Root 149no, Cook 79) beat
India 148 & 94 by an innings & 244 runs
25th August: 1st ODI, Bristol
Match abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain
27th August: 2nd ODI, SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff
India 304-6 (Raina 100, Woakes 4-52) beat
England 161 (Jadeja 4-28) by 133 runs (D/L)
30th August: 3rd ODI, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
India 228-4 (Rayudu 64no) beat
England 227 (Cook 44) by six wickets
2nd September: 4th ODI, Edgbaston, Birmingham
India 212-1 (Rahane 106, Dhawan 97no) beat
England 206 (Moeen Ali 67) by nine wickets
5th September: 5th ODI, Headingley, Leeds
England 294-7 (Root 113, Buttler 49) beat
India 253 (Jadeja 87) by 41 runs
7th September: T20I, Edgbaston, Birmingham
England 180-7 (Morgan 71, Hales 40)
India 177-5 (Kohli 66) by three runs