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Team India Squad For The West Indies Tour Announced: Pujara Dropped, Shami Rested

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Team India will start their WTC 25 campaign on July 12 against West Indies. The BCCI has announced India’s teams for the West Indies tour, with Pujara being dropped and Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Mukesh Kumar receiving national call-ups. Young guns like Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and pacer Mukesh Kumar have been included for the very first time in India’s Test squad. At the same time, seasoned players like Cheteshwar Pujara and Mohammad Shami have been omitted. Read on to know more.

 

Team India Squad For West Indies Tour

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The BCCI announced the selections for the West Indies tour on Friday, where the Indian team will compete in two Tests, three One-Day Internationals (ODIs), and a five-match T20 International series beginning July 12. Young talents like Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and pacer Mukesh Kumar are added for the very first time to India’s Test squad, but seasoned players like Cheteshwar Pujara and Mohammed Shami are omitted.

Ajinkya Rahane, who came to the Test team for the World Test Championship final, is elected vice-captain, with Navdeep Saini also returning. At the same time, Sanju Samson and Jaydev Unadkat are involved in the Indian team’s 50-over squad.

 

What Does BCCI Have To Say?

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“The Men’s Selection Committee has picked India’s squad for the upcoming two-match Test series and three ODIs against the West Indies. India is also scheduled to play five T20Is, and the squad for the same will be announced later,” the BCCI stated in a statement.

Yashasvi Jaiswal had a fantastic IPL 2023 season for the Rajasthan Royals, amassing 625 runs at a strike rate of 163. In 15 domestic matches, the Mumbai cricketer has an average of 80.21, 9 hundreds, and a best score of 265.

 

Squads

ODI Squad

  • Rohit Sharma (C)
  • Shubman Gill
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • Virat Kohli
  • Surya Kumar Yadav
  • Sanju Samson (wk)
  • Ishan Kishan (wk)
  • Hardik Pandya (VC)
  • Shardul Thakur
  • R Jadeja
  • Axar Patel
  • Yuzvendra Chahal
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Jaydev Unadkat
  • Mohd. Siraj
  • Umran Malik
  • Mukesh Kumar

TEST Squad

  • Rohit Sharma (C)
  • Shubman Gill
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • Virat Kohli
  • Yashasvi Jaiswal
  • Ajinkya Rahane (VC)
  • KS Bharat (wk)
  • Ishan Kishan (wk)
  • R Ashwin
  • R Jadeja
  • Shardul Thakur
  • Axar Patel
  • Mohd. Siraj
  • Mukesh Kumar
  • Jaydev Unadkat
  • Navdeep Saini

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