India have announced their squad for the the West Indies tour which is set to begin on August 3. The selection panel led by MSK Prasad announced the teams for ODIs, T20s and Tests on Sunday.
While Virat Kohli will continue as captain across all three formats, Jasprit Bumrah was rested for ODIs and T20s. Hardik Pandya is another major absentee in the squads while KL Rahul retains his place in all three formats.
“Prithvi Shaw, Hardik Pandya aren’t available, so is Bumrah for limited-overs cricket. Prasad: Shubman Gill is in the waiting list now since KL Rahul is back, he’ll be considered in future”, MSK Prasad said.
Shikhar Dhawan is back from the thumb injury and is set to open the innings in the limited overs format.
Wriddhiman Saha , after a long injury, was back into the test squad. Rishabh Pant was also named in the Test squad as India go with two wicket-keepers.
Youngsters Navdeep Saini, Shreyas Iyer, Khaleel Ahmed, Manish Pandey among the limited overs squads while Deepak Chahar and Rahul Chahar were picked for T20s.
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.
ODI Squad: 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.
Prasad also said that situation on MS Dhoni will be clarified soon. “I will give clear clarification on MS Dhoni next. I will clear it all. Let’s focus on the squad first. Shubman Gill went to New Zealand when KL Rahul was suspended. He’s on the waiting list,” he said.
India is set to play three T20Is, three One Day Internationals and two tests starting from August 3.