For the upcoming India Tour of West Indies 2019, beginning on August 3 that consists of three T20 International, three ODIs and two Test matches – team India will play without MS Dhoni. according to chief selector MSK Prasad the veteran keeper duly conveyed his unavailability to the board. Vijay Shankar will also be missing from the limited-overs team since he has recovered completely from his toe injury that he sustained during a marquee event. Hardik Pandya, the All-Rounder is rested as well, due to his groin injury during the World Cup 2019.
Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), 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
Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), 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
Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, CheteshwarPujara, HanumaVihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant (WK) WriddhimanSaha (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, JaspritBumrah, Umesh Yadav
India has gone with a single wicketkeeping option in Rishabh Pant, for the limited-overs leg of the tour. since suffering an injury during the tour of South Africa in 2018, WriddhimanSaha has been brought back following his full recovery in the longer format.
MSK Prasad also reiterated that India A performances were taken into consideration. Injured senior cricketers are always given a comeback opportunity and KS Bharat was extremely close to getting chosen, yet Saha is given a chance. Premier all-format fast bowlerJaspritBumrah is also rested for the T20 Internationals and the ODIs but will be playing for the test matches. Murali Vijay the test opener has been dropped due to his ordinary returns, earlier this year, against Australia. Prithvi Shaw hasn’t recovered from his hip injury he suffered at the T20 Mumbai League in May, yet and so will be missing from the Test squad.
What to expect in India Tour of West Indies
The ODI squad will see the return of Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer and the player who earlier auditioned for the no. 4 spots, Manish Pandey. There was also a fair mention of Iyer and Pandey’s impressive game against the West Indies in the unofficial ODIs, this month. Navdeep Saini, the uncapped quick player has been selected as well as is a left-arm pacer, Khaleel Ahmed. Vijay Shankar’s replacement at the World Cup 2019, Mayank Agarwal was not considered.
From the last time India played in the format in the T20I squad, there have been more ins and outs. Noteworthy inclusions are Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, and Saini and exclusions were Dinesh Karthik, Siddarth Kaul, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, and Bumrah.
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