Indian Team for West Indies Tour

MSK Prasad-led selection-panel of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday publicized the 3 Indian squads (ODIs, T20Is and Tests) for the forthcoming tour against West Indies which will begin from August 3 in Florida.

Shikhar Dhawan generated his come back to the Indian cricket team after suffering an injury during the ICC World Cup 2019 being he was labeled in the ODI and T20 sides that can take on West Indies. Dhawan was excluded of the World Cup after the Indian opener was hit on his left hand by a Pat Cummins bowling during India’s game against Australia.

The T20 squad also observed the addition of a few new faces- Navdeep Saini, Rahul Chahar and also Shreyas Iyer- with fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah and all-rounder Hardik Pandya being rested. The additional significant exclusion from the T20 squad was all-rounder Kedar Jadhav who could not gain a good game during the short time ago finished World Cup.

“We have taken the India A performances into consideration. The performances of Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey have been phenomenal and so has been Navdeep Saini. Also, in the longer format, it was KS Bharat who was very close to being selected,” Prasad stated at the media gathering.

In the ODI squad, Navdeep Saini swapped Jasprit Bumrah whereas Manish Pandey and Shreyas Iyer had been included again. The Test squad noticed the return of Wriddhiman Saha but he might fight for his position with Rishabh Pant furthermore picked. Bhuvneshwar Kumar skipped away as Umesh Yadav was incorporated.

Saha last performed a Test match in South Africa back in January 2018. Rajasthan leg-spinner Chahar had been rewarded for his persistent manifest in the IPL and home cricket with a berth in the Twenty20 squad. He is actually younger cousin of seamer Deepak, who happens to be also in the T20 squad.

Virat Kohli will lead India in every 3 formats while MS Dhoni have taken rest for 2 months to serve his paramilitary regiment. From the World Cup squad, the notable player to be lowered was Dinesh Karhik.

India’s squad for 3 ODIs: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Navdeep Saini.

India’s squad for 3 T20Is: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (WK), Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini.

India’s squad for 2 Tests: Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, C Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant (WK) Wriddhiman Saha (WK), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav.

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