New Delhi. India’s Test and ODI squad for the West Indies tour has been announced. As expected, some new faces have been given place in both the teams. Opener Ruturaj Gaikwad has been successful in making a place in both the teams while left-handed batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal has been given a place in the Test team. Rohit Sharma has been retained as the captain of both the ODI and Test teams, while Ajinkya Rahane, who performed brilliantly in the final of the World Test Championship, has been re-appointed as the vice-captain of the Test team.
Talking about the Test team, fast bowlers Navdeep Saini, Jaydev Unadkat and Mukesh Kumar are included in it while fast bowler Mohammed Shami has been rested. Mukesh Kumar and Unadkat have been successful in getting a place in the ODI team as well.
Hardik Pandya has been made the captain in the ODI team while fast bowler Umran Malik, Mukesh Kumar are also included in this team. Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja and Akshar Patel are in this team as spin bowlers, while Jaydev Unadkat, Shardul Thakur, Umran Malik and Mukesh Kumar have got a place in the team as assistants to Mohammad Siraj in fast bowling. Significantly, the Indian team has to play a series of two Tests, three ODIs and five T20 matches against the West Indies.
India’s Test Team: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Rituraj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ajinkya Rahane (Vice-Captain), KS Bharat, Ishan Kishan, R.K. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Akshar Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat and Navdeep Saini.
ODI Team: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Rituraj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Shardul Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja, Akshar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik and Mukesh Kumar.
Indian team tour of indies schedule
First Test – 12 July
Second Test – 20 July
First ODI – 27 July
Second ODI – 29 July
Third ODI – 1 August
First T20 – 3 August
Second T20 – 6 August
Third T20 – 8 August
Fourth T20 – 12 August
Fifth T20 – 13 August
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 23, 2023, 15:54 IST