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21-Jul-2019 09:31:00 GMT
India in West Indies 2019

India squad for West Indies Tour announced

Kohli lead India in all three-format
Kohli lead India in all three-format

Mumbai: BCCI chief selector MSK Prasad on Sunday announced the squad that will travel to West Indies for the upcoming series, which starts from August 3. Virat Kohli, who was earlier to speculated not to be a part of the team, will lead the side.

While allrounder Hardik Pandya has been rested for the entire tournament, Jasprit Bumrah will only be available for the Tests. Meanwhile, Shikhar Dhawan, who has recovered completely after sustaining an injury on his thumb, returns to the international circuit.

Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Washington Sundar, and Navdeep Saini are the new faces that have been included in the squad for the limited-overs.

The meeting was initially scheduled for Friday but was postponed following Committee of Administrators (CoA) directive that the chairman of the panel, instead of BCCI secretary, will convene it.

Team India’s weak middle-order and lack of depth in the batting unit was exposed on numerous occasions during the recently-concluded World Cup. The Virat Kohli-side were eliminated from the showpiece event after going down against New Zealand in the semi-finals.

For the limited-overs leg of the tour, India have gone with a single wicket-keeping option in Rishabh Pant, while in the longer format Wriddihman Saha has been brought back following his full recovery from injuries.

India will play three T20Is and three ODIs in Caribbean nations starting from 3 August, followed by two-match Test series which will begin on 22 August.

India T20I squad:
Virat Kohli (c), 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 ODI squad:
Virat Kohli (c), 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 Test squad:
Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav.

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