`Uncapped` Shreyas Iyer, Mohammed Siraj named in India T20I squad

Mumbai: Shreyas Iyer and Hyderabad pacer Mohammed Siraj were on Monday named in the 16-member squad for the three-match T20 series against New Zealand.

Ashish Nehra has also been named in the the 16-man squad for the first T20, which will also be his final worldwide match. "I will make it very clear and candid - we have clearly communicated to the player and the team management, that we are only looking at him till the New Zealand series", he said. While Iyer has been a consistent performer for Mumbai and India A during the past one year, Siraj came into prominence after he played for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL. We will continue with him and nurture him. The Indian squad will see the inclusion of two new players in their side - Shreyas Iyer and Mohammed Siraj.

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KL Rahul kept his place in the T20 squad after being dropped for the ODI series while Dinesh Karthik also retained his spot after being picked for the series against Australia.

The two sides are now playing three-match ODI series, with the visiting side leading the series by 1-0 following a seven-wicket win in Mumbai on Sunday. "He is doing well, he has been duly recognised and rewarded as well".

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THE BCCI announced the squad for the upcoming T20 series against New Zealand.

Iyer made his Mumbai debut in 2014-15, and despite a jittery start in the middle order, he was promoted to the top where he went on to finish as the side's highest run-getter with 809 runs to his name at an average of 50.56. "He has been playing continuously right from IPL till today, we need to give him a break which we will consider after the Test series", he added", Prasad said. Kohli leads a 16-man squad that includes two spinners in Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, five pacers in Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Hardik Pandya and Siraj, and batsmen in Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey and Siraj, apart from allrounder Pandya.

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