India vs Bangladesh: Shivam Dube Earns Call-up as India Rest Virat Kohli for T20Is against Bangladesh

Published 10/24/2019, 8:45 AM EDT
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India announce their squad for the upcoming home series against Bangladesh. Skipper Virat Kohli is rested from the T20I squad as it was being speculated. 26-year old Mumbai batsman Shivam Dube, along with Sanju Samson get an opportunity in the squad.

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Vice-captain Rohit Sharma is set to lead the T20 side in absence of the skipper. Rishabh Pant retains his place in both the teams, but Wriddhiman Saha should keep the wickets ahead of Pant in Tests.

Among other notable players retaining their place in the T20 side are KL Rahul and Yuzvendra Chahal. The likes of Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar should be looking to do well, keeping in mind the T20 World Cup next year.

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However, India do not make any changes for the test series, which will be India’s third series in the ICC World Test Championship. India currently sit on top of the World Test Championship points table with 240 points from five matches, while the second best team New Zealand has 60 points after two matches.

India will play a three match T20 series starting from November 3 in Delhi and later play two tests starting on November 14 & 27.

India’s squad for T20I series against Bangladesh: Rohit Sharma(Capt), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant(wk), Washington Sundar, Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, Deepak Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed, Shivam Dube, Shardul Thakur

India’s squad for Test series against Bangladesh: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant

Bangladesh tour of India schedule

T20I series:

1st T20I- November 3 (Delhi)

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2nd T20I- November 7 (Rajkot)

3rd T20I- November 10 (Nagpur)

Test series:

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1st Test- November 14 to 18 (Indore)

2nd Test- Nove mber 22 to 26 (Kolkata)

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Saketh Kandadai

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