Rohit, Shami, Ashwin Returns For Champion Trophy, No Place For Gambhir

Defending champions India will open their campaign against Pakistan on June 4 at Edgbaston.

Team: Virat Kohli (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Yuvraj Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, R Jadeja, M Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Manish Pandey.

The Indian team will be playing two warm-up matches against New Zealand and Bangladesh on 28th May and 30th May respectively.

The selectors went with the proven performers and did not give weightage to the performances in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League.

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BCCI announced the Indian squad for ICC Champions Trophy 2017 after a meeting in Delhi today. "As of now, we have picked Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma as openers and Ajinkya Rahane is the back-up", Prasad replied when asked about Gambhir. In Dhoni, the team has a calm head, who understands 50-over cricket better than most.

Rohit Sharma has scored two fifties in IPL 2017 and should be opening the Indian innings in ICC Champions Trophy 2017.

"In the last 10-12 years that MSD [Dhoni] played for his country, he never had a bad day with the gloves". Back from injury, Shami has been in action for Delhi Daredevils and the 27-year-old pacer has had limited success in IPL.

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"I think we have a very good pace attack for the Champions Trophy".

India's first match is against Pakistan and the world can not watch the two arch-rivals clash again in an ICC event.

Manish Pandey has been added to the team to beef up the batting, which now looks on shaky ground as Virat Kohli has suddenly hit a rough patch with the bat in the IPL following his hurried return from a shoulder injury. Hit-Man was also a part of the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy winning squad.

India won the tournament last in 2013 after they beat the host nation, England in the highly contested final.

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