ICC World Twenty20 2016 Indian Team Squad

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MS Dhoni (Captain & Wicket Keeper)

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, an attacking right-handed middle-order batsman and wicketkeeper, is widely known as one of the greatest finishers in limited-overs cricket. He made his One Day International (ODI) debut in December 2004 against Bangladesh and played his first Test a year later against Sri Lanka. Image source: ste.india.com

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MS Dhoni (Captain & Wicket Keeper)
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Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan is a left-handed opening batsman and occasional right-arm off break bowler. He played for both under-17 and under-19 teams of India. He was also the leading run-scorer at the 2004 ICC under-19 Cricket World Cup. Image source: ste.india.com 

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Shikhar Dhawan
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Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma is the captain of the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. Starting his international career at the age of 20, he played 108 ODIs before playing his maiden Test. He is also the only player in the world to score two double hundreds in ODIs. Image source: www.firstpost.in

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Rohit Sharma
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Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is the current captain of the Indian Team in the Test Cricket format and captains the Royal Challengers Bengaluru team in the Indian Premier League. Kohli also holds numerous Indian batting records including the fastest ODI century, the fastest batsman to score 5,000 ODI runs and the fastest to make 10 ODI centuries. Image source: www-cdn.oneindia.com 

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Virat Kohli
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Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj has been part of the Indian cricket team in ODIs since 2000 and played his first Test match in 2003. He was also the vice-captain of the Indian ODI team in 2007–2008. He also secured the Man of the Tournament title in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. Image source: www.sportskeeda.com

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Yuvraj Singh
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Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja is a left-handed middle-order batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler who represented the Rajkot team in the Indian Premier League. He was also part of the Indian under-19 cricket team which managed to win the World Cup in Malaysia in 2008. Image source: www.cricketcountry.com 

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Ravindra Jadeja
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Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina is one of the two Indian batsmen to ever score a century in all the three formats of international cricket. Raina scored a hundred on his Test debut. He was also part of the Indian squad which won the 2011 World Cup. Image source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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Suresh Raina
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Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane is a right-handed batsman who made his international debut in Twenty20 International against England at Manchester in August 2011 and made his debut against Australia in March 2013. He scored over 1000 runs three times in his first five seasons. Image source: ste.india.com 

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Ajinkya Rahane
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Ravichandra Ashwin

Ravichandra Ashwin is the fastest Indian bowler to reach the 50-, 100- and 150-wicket mark in Test cricket. Ashwin is the only bowler of recent times apart from Sri Lanka’s Ajantha Mendis to bowl the carom ball. He received the Arjuna Award in 2014. Image source: www.daytodaygk.com  

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Ravichandra Ashwin
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Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya is an all-rounder who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm medium-fast. In Indian Premier League 2015, he scored a quick fire 21 runs of 8 balls and grabbed three important catches to help Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings, and he was also awarded the Man of the Match title. Image source: www.crictracker.com 

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Hardik Pandya
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Ashish Nehra

Ashish started playing cricket for his hometown Delhi in the 1997–1998 session. Later, in 1999, he made his test debut against Sri Lanka at Colombo and his ODI debut against Zimbabwe at Harare in 2001. In the 2011 Cricket World Cup, Nehra played his first game versus South Africa, but it turned out to be an expensive play as he gave away 65 runs during 8.4 wicketless overs. Image source: www.365dm.com 

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Ashish Nehra
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Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah is a right-arm fast-medium bowler who plays cricket for India, Gujarat and Mumbai Indians. Bumrah made his ODI debut for India against Australia recently, on 23 January 2016, taking two wickets. Image source: www.mumbaiindians.com

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Jasprit Bumrah
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Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh, a specialist spin bowler, holds the second-highest number of Test wickets by an off-spinner, behind Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan. He established himself as the team’s leading spinner by taking 32 wickets, becoming the first Indian bowler to take a hat trick in Test cricket. Image source: www.sportzwiki.com

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Harbhajan Singh
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Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami, known as a ‘reverse swing specialist’, is a potent fast bowler. He made his ODI test debut against Pakistan in January 2013 where he bowled a record four maiden overs. In an Asia Cup match against Afghanistan, Shami became the third fastest Indian to score 50 ODI wickets. Image source: www.espncdn.com

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Mohammed Shami
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Pawan Negi

Pawan Negi is a slow left-arm orthodox bowler. He played for Delhi in the first-class Ranji Trophy competition as well as played List A and Twenty20 cricket for the Indian team. He is now selected as India’s fourth spinner for the ICC World T20 2016. Image source: www.sify.com 

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Pawan Negi
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