Injured Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the New Zealand tour.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson and talented opener Prithvi Shaw were named replacements for the injured India opener Shikhar Dhawan in the T20 and ODI squads for the upcoming series against New Zealand.
Dhawan dislocated his shoulder while fielding in the third ODI against Australia in Bengaluru on Sunday.
Shaw returns to the senior team after a gap of one year following an ankle injury and an eight-month doping ban. Samson, who played in the T20 series against Sri Lanka earlier this month, was back as a reserve opener cum keeper.
Samson is the designated reserve opener in T20 set-up in case one among Dhawan, KL Rahul or Rohit Sharma gets injured or takes a break.
Similarly, Prithvi since his comeback from ban has been in great form and even overcame a shoulder injury to score a career-best List A score of 150 in a warm-up game against New Zealand XI.
"An MRI of his shoulder was conducted, and the results have confirmed a grade II injury of his acromio-clavicular joint. His hand will be in a sling and he has been advised rest for some time. He will start his active rehab management in the first week of February at the National Cricket Academy," BCCI media release stated.
The first T20 of the five-match series in New Zealand will be played in Auckland on Friday.
India's T20I squad: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (VC), Sanju Samson, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (WK), Shivam Dube, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur
India's ODI squad: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (VC), Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (WK), Shivam Dube, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, Kedar Jadhav.