India's cricket team to participate in Champions Trophy

Rohit sustained a thigh injury during the One Day International (ODI) series against New Zealand in October a year ago while Shami's last appearance in ODIs was in the 2015 World Cup semi-finals.

The board's announcement, after a Special General Meeting (SGM) in Delhi ended the uncertainty over whether it would go ahead with the one threat that has often skulked unsaid around the game - that of India pulling out of a major ICC event. The ICC has reportedly offered India another $100 million but that is yet to be accepted by the BCCI.

However, now that the squad has been announced, better sense has prevailed and the defending champions are on their way to the UK.

Some of the young guns - Rishabh Pant, Rahul Tripathi, Yuzvendra Chahal and Sanju Samson - have been performing well in the ongoing IPL season but the selectors didn't read too much into their IPL exploits. "Not just IPL but one needs to take into account the performance of last one year also in such a big tournament,".

"We definitely considered the name of Kuldeep. In fact his franchise has been magnanimous to accept our request of resting him", said Prasad.

"Ajinkya Rahane would be the back-up opener", Prasad told reporters.

Manish Pandey has been drafted in as an extra batsman in the 15-member squad, to be led by Virat Kohli. "That shows he is fit and not like others who are getting rehabilitated after surgery", he said. "We will groom him for the future", Prasad said. "When it comes to crunch situation, his input".

"In the last 10-12 years that MSD [Dhoni] played for his country, he never had a bad day with the gloves". The BCCI said it would continue to negotiate with the ICC over these issues.

Other members of squad include Shikhar Dhawan, Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey, Yuvraj Singh, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Bhuwneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Jaspreet Bumrah and Ajinkya Rahane.

Inzamam-ul-Haq, chief selector of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), believes the clash against their arch-rivals India in next month's Champions Trophy will be important for the Men in Green to make a right start in the tournament.

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