India’s Squad For T20I Series Against West Indies Named, Virat Kohli To Lead
Virat Kohli will be leading the T20I squad for the series against West Indies next month as he will be leading Men in Blue in the three-match series against the hosts. The squad includes many young faces. Rahul Chahar, who was the star with the ball for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2019, has been handed his maiden T20I call-up while his brother Deepak Chahar also makes a comeback to T20I squad.
Apart from them, Washington Sundar also made his comeback to the T20I squad along with Ravindra Jadeja. The latter has been out of T20I squad since 2017 and has made his much-awaited T20I comeback after a period of two years.
Manish Pandey and Shreyas Iyer are also a part of T20I squads. They also made their comebacks in ODIs. Navdeep Saini was also handed his maiden T20I call-up. Just like ODIs, he is also expected to share the new ball with Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the shortest format of the game.
None of the regulars was rested as Indian selectors named a strong squad for the series. Shikhar Dhawan also seems to have recovered from the fractured thumb as he was back in the T20I squad as well.
As the selectors revealed, MS Dhoni is on leave and just like ODIs, he is also not a part of T20I squad as well.
The first two matches of the series will be played in Florida while Guyana will host the first match (third of the T20I series) of the Caribbean leg of the tour. In 2016 as well, India had played two T20I matches against West Indies after the conclusion of the Test series against the hosts.
Squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), 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.
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