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Virat Kohli returns, Rishabh Pant earns call-up as India announce squad for West Indies ODIs

Fadu News 2018-10-12 03:58:35

The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Thursday, October 11 announced a 15-member squad for the upcoming five-Test series against the West Indies, starting October 21 in Guwahati.

Captain Virat Kohli returns to lead the limited-overs side after being rested for India's victorious Asia Cup campaign in the United Arab Emirates last month.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has also been included in the squad seemingly as a cover for MS Dhoni. Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik makes way for the young Delhi stumper, who has been in fine form in the longest format of the game.

Mohammed Shami, who was considered a Test specialist, makes his way back into the ODI side to lead the pace attack in the absence of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah as the two all-format specialists have been given rest.

Rohit Sharma, who led India to Asia Cup glory, will continue as the vice-captain of the team.

India squad for the first two ODIs: Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), 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

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