Kohli returns as captain for Windies ODIs
BCCI has named a 14-man squad for the first two ODIs against Windies which will start on 21st October in Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati.
Windies have landed in India for a long tour that includes two Tests, five ODIs and two T20Is. The Test series has come to the final stage as the second and final Test is all set to be played in Hyderabad tomorrow with India already announced a 12-man squad for the Test.
Following the Test series that is scheduled to end on 16th October, the five-match ODI series is scheduled to play from 21st October in Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati. The ODI series will be the last home series prior to the Australian and New Zealand tour.
There has been a lot of talks going around the team regarding the selection of the squad for the ODI series against Windies. But Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has surprised everyone with the announcement of the squad for the first two ODIs.
Virat Kohli returns as the skipper for the ODI team after a rest in the Asia Cup which was played in UAE. All the senior batsmen have found their place in the squad despite the talks of giving rest to them.
Rishab Pant, who is having some good momentum in white clothes has been recalled into the squad while the other wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik is supposed to make way for him. Kedar Yadav misses his name as he is still recovering from the injury.
In the bowling department the prime fast bowlers, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Jasprit Bumrah have been rested following their rest in Test series. Ravindra Jadeja, who made a come back in Asia Cup has secured his place in the list.
India squad for first two ODIs:
Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wk), Rishabh Pant, R Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Khaleel Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, KL Rahul