Team India For WI T20I Series
The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Thursday announced Team India for the T20 series against West Indies. The team will be captained by Rohit Sharma, while Virat Kohli’s name is missing from the squad. There is no update on Virat Kohli in the release statement from the board, while KL Rahul and Kuldeep Yadav have been asked to play if they are fit. On the other hand, Ravichandran Ashwin’s name is included in the team.
Virat Kohli Not Included in Squad
Apart from Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah’s name is also not included in Team India. The absence of Virat Kohli in the team is raising many big questions. Kohli has not been in form for the last 3 years. He has been struggling with form since his last international century in 2019. Even in the recently concluded series against England, his bat did not play.
Kohli have Support From Skipper
Since then critics have become even more attacking. Veterans like former Indian captain Kapil Dev, Venkatesh Prasad, Syed Kirmani openly talked about dropping him from the team. However, there was strong support from captain Rohit Sharma and BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly. Rohit Sharma said that what Virat Kohli has done for Team India should not be forgotten.
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The Indian team will start the campaign in the ODI series from July 22 this month on the West Indies tour. The second match of the three-match ODI series will be played on July 24 while the third match is to be played on 27. At the same time, the five-match T20 series between the two teams will start from July 29. The second match will be played on August 1 while the third match will be played on August 6, while the last match will be on August 7.
Team India for WI T20
Team India for WI T20 : Rohit Sharma (Captain), I Kishan, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, R Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav, B Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.
Indian squad for West Indies tour is as follows
Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Ravindra Jadeja (vice captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Famous Krishna, Mohammad Siraj and Arshdeep Singh.