The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the Indian cricket team for the tour of the West Indies starting from August.
Indian team will go to the West Indies and play in T20, ODI and Test format. Virat Kohli has been given the responsibility of captaincy for this.
In the absence of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Rishabh Pant has been given the responsibility of keeping wicket.
Fast bowler Jaspreet Bumrah has also been rested for T-20 matches, but he has been included in the Test team.
Similarly Khalil Ahmed has been given a place in the team for T-20 matches.
New batsmen who have been selected for the tour of the West Indies include Manish Pandey and Shreyas Iyer.
In the recent Cricket World Cup, due to injury, Shikhar Dhawan's return to the team for the Twenty20 and ODI matches.
Riddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Hanuma Vihari and Umesh Yadav have also been included in the Test team. Two brothers Rahul Chahar and Deepak Chahar have got place in the T20 team. Both were effective bowlers in the last season of the IPL.
Both brothers have played for Mumbai Indians. This is Rahul's first international tour, while Deepak has played one ODI and one T20 from India.
The T-20 team is as follows:
Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant, Krishanal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sunder, Rahul Chahar, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Khalil Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini
The three ODIs are as follows:
Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuswendra Chahal, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Khalil Ahmed, Navdeep Saini
The team for the Test match is as follows:
Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Riddhiman Saha, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shami, Jaspreet Bumrah , Umesh Yadav
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