The India vs England ODIs will be the first series Virat Kohli (Right) will lead India as permanent limited-overs captain © IANS
The India vs England ODIs will be the first series Virat Kohli (Right) will lead India as permanent limited-overs captain © IANS

India strength and conditioning trainer Anand Date was on Wednesday appointed the national cricket team’s trainer replacing incumbent Shankar Basu, who will miss the upcoming limited overs series against England and the solitary Test against Bangladesh. “BCCI would like to inform that Team India strength & conditioning trainer Mr. Shankar Basu has opted for a break from the Paytm ODI Trophy – 2017, Paytm T20I Trophy – 2017 against England and one-off Paytm Test match to be played against Bangladesh in February 2017 for personal reasons. Mr. Anand Date has been appointed the strength & conditioning trainer of the Indian team for these series,” according to a BCCI press release.

India will lock horns against England in three One-day Internationals (ODI), starting January 15 in Pune and followed by as many T20 Internationals. The Virat Kohli-led outfit will then face Bangladesh in a one-off Test in Hyderabad in February. Kohli was, on Friday, heralded as the new captain of the Indian cricket team in limited-overs cricket, for the three-match ODI series against England starting January 15. Kohli’s ascension to the leadership post was a result of MS Dhoni’s resignation as the Indian captain in limited-overs. The Indian squad was announced after a long delay due to the ongoing tussle between the BCCI and the Lodha Committee.

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Yuvraj Singh and Shikhar Dhawan returned for the ODI series. However, there were bigger surprises in the T20I side, as Delhi batsman Rishabh Pant received his maiden call-up, whereas Ashish Nehra returned after a long injury lay-off since the IPL last year.

(With inputs from IANS)