BCCI announces India squad for first 2 ODIs against Windies

BCCI announces India squad for first 2 ODIs against Windies

After the complete one-sided Test in Rajkot, both teams have geared up for the second and final Test of the two match Test series in Hyderabad which will be played from 12th October to 16th October. Virat Kohli is back to lead the side after he missed the Asia Cup 2018 and frontline quick bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah have been rested.

Rishabh Pant has also been included in the 14-member Indian squad.

Dinesh Karthik was left out of the squad to make way for Pant, and allrounders Kedar Jadhav and Hardik Pandya had not yet recovered from their injuries.

India's Test series versus Australia, starting from December, is arguably India's most important fixture before the Cricket World Cup 2019, as India have a golden opportunity to create history by defeating the "weakened" Australia in a Test series in their home soil for the first time ever.

Among pacers, Mohammed Shami, who last played an ODI over a year ago, will once again be seen in the blue jersey.


West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and made a decision to bat first against Indian the second test of the two-match series on Friday.

Dinesh Karthik, on the other hand, was axed after a dismal performance in the Asia Cup.

FPJ's dream XI prediction: Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Prithvi Shaw, Ravindra Jadeja, Rishabh Pant, Devendra Bishoo, Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Shannon Gabriel, Shane Dowrich and R Ashwin.

The search for a solid No. 4 continues though with Manish Pandey and Ambati Rayudu likely to get chances to stake their claim during the West Indies series. In their place are Mohammed Shami, Khaleel Ahmed and Shardul Thakur form India's bowling department.

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