India ODI and T20 squads announced for West Indies series; Virat Kohli returns as captain, Kedar Jadhav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar return
The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) have announced the ODI and T20I squads for their upcoming series against West Indies. The All India Senior Selection committee under MSK Prasad revealed the side for India's final home series of 2019.
The Indian team is scheduled to play 3 T20Is starting in Mumbai (6th December), Thiruvananthapuram (8th December) and then Hyderabad (11th December). The ODI series will kick off in Chennai (15th December) and will move to Visakhapatnam (18th December) and will culminate in Cuttack (22nd December).
Virat Kohli is set to return to the ODIs and T20Is after a break from the shorter format. While the workload continues for the likes of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant have received another chance to prove their mettle yet again. Royal Challengers Bangalore's Shivam Dube will be hoping for a decent outing as a replacement to the injured Hardik Pandya.
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This series will mark the return of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who didn't feature after the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 after being sidelined due to injury in the tournament. Ravindra Jadeja has been brought back to the side as a replacement for Krunal Pandya.
India's squad for ODI series against West Indies: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Deepak Chahar, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar
India's squad for T20I series against West Indies: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Bhuveshwar Kumar, and Mohammad Shami