Who will open the innings along with Shikhar Dhawan in the ODI series between India and West Indies starting on July 22? There is a constant discussion about this. Rohit Sharma has been rested from this series and that is why Shikhar Dhawan is taking charge of the team. The Indian team consists of Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan and Rituraj Gaikwad, but who will open the innings, it will be known only at the toss before the match. Former cricketer Wasim Jaffer has given his opinion regarding this. He has told that out of these three, which would be the best option to open the innings with Shikhar Dhawan.
Wasim Jaffer wrote on Twitter, ‘I think Rituraj Gaikwad should make his ODI debut and open the innings with Shikhar Dhawan in the ODI series against West Indies. In the Vijay Hazare Trophy, Gaikwad had scored four centuries in five innings. He deserves a place in the team and apart from this the left-right combination will also remain.
India vs West Indies ODI Schedule
July 22, 1st match, Trinidad, 7:00 pm (Indian time)
24 July, 2nd match, Trinidad, 7:00 pm (Indian time)
July 27, 3rd Match, Trinidad, 7:00 PM (Indian Time)
India ODI Squad
Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Rituraj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Ravindra Jadeja (Vice-Captain), Axar Patel, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan, Famous Krishna, Mohd Siraj, Arshdeep Singh.