New Delhi, May 23: Team India's test skipper Virat Kohli and other regular players were not picked for India's limited overs tour to Zimbabwe next month (June 11-22). Limited overs-skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was retained as captain of the squad which has many new faces.
Legspinner Yuzvendra Chahal along with uncapped Mandeep Singh, Karun Nair, Jayant Yadav and Faiz Fazal were picked in the India squad.
The selectors also announed a 17-member Test squad for the tour of West Indies in July and August. India will play 4 Tests. The schedule is yet to be finalised.
Uncapped Mumbai right-arm paceman Shardul Thakur was called up to the Test team while Varun Aaron and Gurkeerat Singh Mann were dropped.
Here are some interesting things about young pacer Shardul Thakur and 30-year-old Vidarbha batsman Faiz Fazal, who were the surprise faces in the India squad for upcoming tours.
Shardul Thakur (Ranji Team: Mumbai):
Faiz Fazal (Ranji Team: Vidarbha):