India's Test And ODI Squad Announced For The Tour Of West Indies

Cheteshwar Pujara was axed from the Test team for the Two-match Test series against West Indies starting in July.

India were left to lick their wounds from a demoralising defeat in the WTC Final.

The BCCI Men’s Selection Committee has picked India’s squad for the upcoming two-match Test series and three ODIs against the West Indies starting in July. The Men In Blue are also scheduled to play five T20Is and the squad for the same will be announced later. (More Cricket News)  

Veteran batter Cheteshwar Pujara and senior pacer Umesh Yadav were dropped from India's Test squad for the West Indies tour starting July 12 while three players got maiden call-ups.

Young batters Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ruturaj Gaikwad as well as seamer Mukesh Kumar were named for the first time in the 16-member team.

Veteran seamer Mohammed Shami was rested for the entire West Indies tour as Navdeep Saini recalled to Test side to be led by Rohit Sharma.

Ajinkya Rahane was back as vice-captain for the two-match Test series. India will also play three ODIs against the West Indies after the Test series for which a 17-member team under Rohit was announced the BCCI selectors.

India’s Test squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), KS Bharat (wicket-keeper), Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, Navdeep Saini.

India’s ODI squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Surya Kumar Yadav, Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Shardul Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik, Mukesh Kumar.

(With PTI inputs)

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