Rohit Sharma and Mohammed Shami are among the men included in India's 15-man squad for the defence of the ICC Champions Trophy.
A fully fit Rohit Sharma and Shami has booked their spots in Indian side, Mumbai Indian skipper has not played ODI cricket since October a year ago while Shami is back in squad since WC 2015.
The BCCI will announce the team on Monday, and one, more or less, knows the team that will head over to England with Virat Kohli leading Team India to defend their title.
India will play their first game against arch-rivals Pakistan at Edgbaston, on June 4.
Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Yuvraj Singh, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, Mohammed Shami.
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The selectors only picked two specialist spinners in Ashwin and Jadeja, while looking to utilise the part-time spin of Yuvraj during the middle overs.
"We have not just taken IPL performances but last year's performances were also considered". He has been kept on standby along with Suresh Raina and Dinesh Karthik but in a short tournament like the Champions Trophy where a team will play five matches at the most, it is highly unlikely they will be required.
MSK Prasad, Chairman of selectors, believes Dhoni is India's best wicketkeeper. "We are only talking and focussing on his batting form", Prasad said. He is also now placed second in the leading run-scorer list of the IPL.
Some of the young guns - Rishabh Pant, Rahul Tripathi, Yuzvendra Chahal and Sanju Samson - have been performing well in the ongoing IPL season but the selectors didn't read too much into their IPL exploits.
"He is an invaluable asset to the team and his inputs in crunch situations, he has got one of the best brains". Here's how the world reacted to India's squad announcement. "Completely impressed with the way Rishabh Pant is playing". We discussed Kuldeep. He narrowly missed out, but has a big role to play in future.