The MSK Prasad led selection panel of Board of Control for Cricket in India has announced Indian squad for the upcoming series (T20s, One-Day’s and Tests) against West Indies. Virat Kohli has been once again given the command of the team for the entire series. It was initially reported that Virat Kohli would not play any of the limited over game in this series, but he has reversed his decision and has decided to play the whole series.
Former Indian captain, MS Dhoni has made himself unavailable for the next two months. The 38-years-old Ranchi born player, Dhoni holds an honorary post of Lieutenant Colonel in the Parachute Regiment of the Territorial Army and he has decided to dedicate himself to the regiment during these two months.
All-rounder, Hardik Pandya has been rested for the entire series while Indian pacer, Jasprit Bumrah has been rested for limited over series. He will join the team for the two test match series. Other than him, Wriddhiman Saha and Rohit Sharma have been brought back in the test squad.
The tour will commence with a three-match T20I series starting August 3. The teams will then play three ODIs from August 8 to August 14 and two Test matches between August 22 and August 30. The two Test matches will be a part of the ICC World Test Championship.
Squad for three T20’s
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
Squad for three One-Day Internationals
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
Squad for two 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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