The selection panel of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the squads for ODIs, T20Is and Test matches for the forthcoming India tour of West Indies. The series starts from 3 August, Saturday in Florida. Notably, Rohit Sharma is back into the Test Squad. In the limited-overs format, Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya have been rested.
Putting a full stop to the speculations of split captaincy, Virat Kohli will lead India in all the three formats of the game. Although, it was initially known that Virat would be rested for the limited-overs series he later made himself available.
Keeper batsman Rishabh Pant also finds a place in all the three squads. Wriddhiman Saha has also been named in the Test Match squad and he will rejoin the Indian Test team after a gap of more than a year.
Saha last featured in a Test for India against South Africa in January 2018 following which he was ruled out of the bilateral series because of a shoulder injury.
After MS Dhoni made himself unavailable for team selection since he wanted to join his regiment in the Indian Army, he was not included in the team. It has now been revealed that Dhoni had made his commitment to the Parachute Regiment of the Army even before the World Cup. Dhoni holds an honorary designation of Lieutenant Colonel in the Army.
Bumrah will only be part of the Test team alongside other pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami.
Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav form the spin trio in the Test squad.
Shikhar Dhawan, who was ruled out of the World Cup following a thumb injury, finds a spot in the ODI and T20I formats.
Test Squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (Vice Captain), 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 (Vice Captain), 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
T20I Squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (Vice Captain), 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