India’s New Squad: India announced their New Squad for ODI, T20Is, and Tests for the series against West Indies with a slew of new names making the list. The MSK Prasad-led selection panel of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday announced the three New India’s squad for ODIs, T20Is and Tests for the upcoming tour of the West Indies which starts from August 3 in Florida.
Rohit Sharma has been brought back in the Test squad while Jasprit Bumrah has been rested from the limited-overs series along with all-rounder Hardik Pandya.
Virat Kohli will lead the team in all three series after the captain made himself available for the full tour. It was initially reported that Kohli would be rested for the limited-overs series but the 30-year-old has decided to play all three formats in the West Indies.
Wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant is a part of the ODI, T20I and Test squads along with Kohli and Rohit.
Shikhar Dhawan also makes a comeback to the team after recovering from a thumb injury which ruled him out of the World Cup.
Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey returned to both ODI as well as T20I squad while Navdeep Saini got his first limited-overs call-up.
Rishabh Pant will be playing all the three formats so we will have to look about his workload management. Saha and KS Bharat will come into the picture at some point.
Jasprit Bumrah has been rested for the limited-overs series against the Windies but has been named in the Test squad alongside Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Ishant Sharma.
The selectors have also picked Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, and Kuldeep Yadav as the spinners for the Test series.
MS Dhoni, as expected, was not a part of either team while Hardik Pandya, Vijay Shankar, and Jasprit Bumrah have also not been included. While Dhoni will be with his army regiment, both Pandya and Bumrah have been rested for the limited-overs series. India will be missing the services of MS Dhoni in the limited-overs series after the former captain made himself unavailable for the next two months. Dhoni, who holds an honorary post of Lieutenant Colonel in the Parachute Regiment of the Territorial Army, will be with his regiment for the said duration. He had made this commitment even before the Cricket World Cup 2019.
India’s New Squad: HIGHLIGHTS
- Virat Kohli will lead India in all 3 series after he made himself available for the full tour
- India will be without the services of MS Dhoni in the limited-overs series
- India will play 3 T20s, 3 ODIs, and 2 Tests in West Indies from August 3-30
India’s New 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
India’s New 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 New 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