After the heartbreak in ICC World Cup 2019, the Indian National Cricket Team will be touring Windies to lock horns across the formats. As always, there are many headaches for the selection panel with a lot of players available in the mix and also regarding the presence of a few senior members.
The skipper Virat Kohli and pacer Jasprit Bumrah might not take part in the T20Is and ODIs that are scheduled to start from the third of August. However, they might return to the team for the red ball matches, with the two tests set to be a part of the inaugural World Test Championships.
The first test will commence on the 22nd of August. Meanwhile, Shikhar Dhawan is thought to be still recovering from his thumb injury and is doubtful for the tour. These matters were discussed in the Committee of Administrators’ meeting along with whether players should be allowed to choose the games they participate in, both internationally and in the domestic circuit.
MS Dhoni did well in the World Cup:
One of the interesting aspects of the selection would be the presence of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. They are in a bit of bother whether to axe or stay with MS Dhoni for the series against Windies team.
“The selectors will meet in Mumbai on July 19. We have not heard from Dhoni but what is relevant is the communication between the player and selectors. If you ask me, Dhoni did well in the World Cup but he is his own man.”
”Only he can decide whether he wants to carry on or not,” India Today cited reports quoting a BCCI official as saying following after the Committee of Administrators’ meeting in New Delhi.
The issue was first raised when MS Dhoni and Shikhar Dhawan sought rest from domestic matches ahead of the World Cup. However, the three-member panel and CEO Rahul Johri, who joined in via video conferencing as he remains in London for the ICC meetings, did discuss the issue of players picking and choosing games.