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BCCI announces Indian squad for West Indies tour 2019

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As Indian cricket team set to play its next series against West Indies, BCCI chief selector MSK Prasad on Sunday announced the squad.

The upcoming series against West Indies will start from August 3. Virat Kohli, who was earlier speculated not to be a part of the team, will lead the side in all the three formats. While his predecessor MS Dhoni will not travel with the team.

Here’s the team for the West Indies tour:

India’s squad for three T20Is: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (VC), 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

India’s squad for three ODIs: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (VC), 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

India’s squad for two Tests: Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane (VC), 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

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The series starts with the Men In Blue playing three T20Is, which will be followed by three ODIs and two Tests. It’s a month-long tour with the final Test starting on August 30.

Apart from this, all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been rested for the entire tournament, Jasprit Bumrah will only be available for the Tests. Dinesh Karthik also left out from the squad.

Meanwhile, Shikhar Dhawan, who has recovered completely after sustaining an injury on his thumb, returns to the international circuit.

Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Washington Sundar, and Navdeep Saini are the new faces that have been included in the squad for the limited-overs.

Wriddhiman Saha also returns to the international circuit after a gap of more than a year. The 34-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman has been included in the Test squad along with Rishabh Pant.

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