India Rest Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav And Umesh Yadav For Final Windes T20I
India, on Friday, announced the 13-man squad for the remaining one T20I against Windies. The hosts rested Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav and Umesh Yadav for the final T20I while Siddarth Kaul has been added to the squad for the dead rubber.
Kaul last played for India during the tied Asia Cup game against Afghanistan. Prior to that, he made his T20I debut against Ireland in addition to playing one game in England.
India, meanwhile, took the decision to rest Bumrah, Umesh and Kuldeep due to the upcoming tour of Australia. India have already sealed the series against Windies by winning the first two games, giving the team-management and the selectors the luxury to start planning for the Australia tour.
India beat Windies by 71 runs in the second T20I to seal the T20I series with a game remaining. Asked to bat first, India posted a massive 195 for 2 in the allotted 20 overs. Rohit Sharma starred with the bat by scoring a sizzling century. The India skipper scored 111 not out off just 61 balls. He also became the first man to score four centuries in T20Is and India’s leading run-scorer in the shortest format of the game.
In reply, Windies could only post 124 for 9. The visitors kept on losing wickets at regular intervals. Consequently, they never looked in contention to chase down the total.
Meanwhile, India and Australia will compete in three T20Is, four Tests and three ODIs. The series will start off with the shortest format, with the first T20I to be played at The Gabba on November 21, 2018.
After the three-match T20I series, the two teams will compete in a four-Test series.
Adelaide opens the Test summer against India on December 6 in a blockbuster Border-Gavaskar Trophy series. The Perth Stadium will host its first Test match when India visit for the second Border-Gavaskar match, before the series moves back to Melbourne and Sydney for the traditional Boxing Day and New Year’s games respectively.
Following the Tests, there will be three ODIs. Sydney Cricket Ground will host the first ODI on January 12. The long tour will conclude with the third ODI at MCG on January 18.
Squad for the last T20I against Windies:
Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K Khaleel Ahmed, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddarth Kaul
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