Kohli to lead India for West Indies tour, Dhoni not available, Bumrah rested for T20Is, ODIs

In the ODI squad, Navdeep Saini replaced Jasprit Bumrah while Manish Pandey and Shreyas Iyer were once again included. The Test squad saw the return of Wriddhiman Saha but he will have to fight for his spot with Rishabh Pant also being named

Written by July 21, 2019 14:51

New Delhi: Shikhar Dhawan returned to the limited-overs squads while Rishabh Pant has been named as the wicket-keeper across all three formats for the forthcoming India tour of West Indies, beginning August 3.

Team India chief selector MSK Prasad on Sunday announced the squads at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) headquarters in Mumbai. Putting all speculations to rest about India captain Virat Kohli’s participation in the limited-overs series, he has been chosen to lead the team in all formats.

Dhawan, who was ruled out of the World Cup after sustaining an injury to his left hand in the region between the index finger and thumb, has returned for both ODIs and T20Is. Meanwhile, fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been rested for three ODIs and as many T20Is.

Veteran wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni has been rested as well; Rishabh Pant will be keeping the wickets for the team. Pant has been named across all three formats and Wriddhiman Saha found a spot for the two Tests.

Krunal Pandya and Manish Pandey, who have been in brilliant form in the ongoing unofficial ODI series against West Indies A, have been named in the T20I squad. Ravindra Jadeja, who impressed the world with his performance at the World Cup, has found a spot in all three squads. Ajinkya Rahane, Ishant Sharma, R Ashwin, and Umesh Yadav have returned for the two Tests.

India’s squad for 3 T20Is:

India’s squad for 3 ODIs:

India’s squad for 2 Tests:

Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

In the ODI squad, Navdeep Saini replaced Jasprit Bumrah while Manish Pandey and Shreyas Iyer were once again included. The Test squad saw the return of Wriddhiman Saha but he will have to fight for his spot with Rishabh Pant also being named. Bhuvneshwar Kumar missed out as Umesh Yadav was included.