Rohit, Shami included in India's Champions Trophy squad

India are scheduled to play two warm-ups matches against Bangladesh and New Zealand.

Shami's absence from the ODI scene stretches back even further, the seamer last featuring at the World Cup in March 2015.

ANI reported that selectors have also put five players - Rishabh Pant, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Suresh Raina and Dinesh Karthik - on stand-by for the tournament.

After voting was held, the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators met BCCI members from the east and north zones on May 4 and asked them to announce the Indian squad "immediately", reported NDTV. MSK Prasad said that they will be grooming Rishabh Pant just like Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah have been groomed.

With the IPL going on, the worldwide cricket is nearly at a stand-still.

Highlights from Sunrisers Hyderabad's seven-wicket win over Mumbai Indians in the IPL.

The Indian cricket team has received the green signal to participate in the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy after BCCI's Special General Meeting on Sunday.

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While Ravichandran Ashwin has not played any cricket since Australia series, he will remain India's premier spinner despite mediocre performances in limited overs cricket.

Mohammed Shami's ability to move the ball both ways has been rewarded.

Shami, who last played a one-day worldwide in the 2015 World Cup, has recovered from injury and been playing with the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League.

India's 3-format opener KL Rahul missed the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League owing to a shoulder injury and has been subsequently ruled out for the next 2-3 months which confirmed his absence from the CT squad.

The major change is the team would be under the leadership of Virat Kohli. India play Sri Lanka on June 8 and South Africa on June 11.

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

The top eight sides in the world rankings compete in the Champions Trophy.

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