BCCI announces India squad for first 2 ODIs against Windies

BCCI announces India squad for first 2 ODIs against Windies

However, 33-year-old Dinesh Karthik, who failed to capitalise his opportunity in the Asia Cup, misses out.

India will have to wait for the return of Hardik Pandya, who suffered a lower back injury during the Asia Cup in the UAE and had to be stretchered out.

Fast bowler Mohammed Shami, who last played an ODI over a year ago, was added to the pace attack.

India and West Indies are scheduled to play a five-match ODI series. He was ruled out in between the Asia Cup after a back injury. Kohli's performance against West Indies in the first Test hinted that the Run Machine is perfectly fit and he might not be inclined to take any further rest. In their place are Mohammed Shami, Khaleel Ahmed and Shardul Thakur form India's bowling department. "Still, we are constantly looking for improvement in all areas". "That'll be among those people whom we are going to pick from now onwards, which also includes Umesh Yadav".

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Ravindra Jadeja too keeps his place.

Ravindra Jadeja, who had a dream comeback in the Asia Cup, retains his spot while Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav are the other two spinners on the team.

Earlier in the day, India announced a 12-member squad for the Hyderabad Test starting tomorrow, it was a surprise that Mayank Agarwal again does not get picked. In the same period, Dhoni has made 681 runs in 24 innings at an average of 42.56 and a marginally better strike rate of 73.14. Meanwhile, Manish Pandey, Ambati Rayudu make it to the middle order in blues. "It's been in the debate for some time and we have really closed in on couple of names". It will be a three-match ODI home series against Australia A which will be played in BKC, Mumbai from October 15 to 19.

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