ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Rohit Sharma, Mohammed Shami recalled to India's squad

India have finally announced their 15-man squad for the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy, and while the consistent performers have been rewarded with a place in the spot, a few cricketers have been unlucky to miss out.

"The team has been selected keeping in mind of the season post-Champions Trophy and you can't question future tours programme", he added.

R. Ashwin Indian stars Spinner is now recovering from injury, but selectors hope to get back him for the tournament held in England from June 1.

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.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni: India lifted the Champions Trophy last time under Dhoni. Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya are youngsters we've been grooming. "We respect IPL but in the longer format, we have to also consider the English conditions that we are playing in". Still, Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik were placed on standby along with batsman Suresh Raina, left-arm wristspinner Kuldeep Yadav and fast bowler Shardul Thakur. The Virat Kohli-led team will open their campaign against Pakistan in Birmingham on June 4.

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"We don't have a great record against India in major events, but every day is a new day and I am sure the players will perform well in the first match".

Shami, who has been regularly turning up for Delhi Daredevils in the ongoing Indian Premier League, felt it was a good platform for him to prepare for the Champions Trophy. The seam-bowling allrounder's spot went to Hardik Pandya, while Kedar Jadhav, who made 232 runs in three innings against England, will lend support down the order on his second tour overseas.

Mumbai: India on Monday announced the 15-member squad for the Champions Trophy to be played in England between June 1-18.

Players like Kohli, MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah among others are sure to be part of the team.

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