After being out of the T20I series against Australia, MS Dhoni will be back as a wicketkeeper for the Indian team. He is a part of the squad that will be playing against New Zealand in the T20I series, scheduled for February 2019.
India made an announcement of the players selected on Monday with MS Dhoni returning as the designated wicketkeeper for the team.
Announcements about the final team that will be playing ODIs against Australia and New Zealand prior to the T20I series omitted Rishabh Pant. The series is scheduled for January 2019.
.Hardik Pandya who last played T20I series against England will be making a return to the team headed by Virat Kohli.
The T20I series can be seen as a performance test for Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant, since both of them were seen in all the three matches.