Sanju Samson, Karn Sharma In India ODI & T20 Squad
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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