Xtra Time Web Desk: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday announced the Test and ODI squads for the upcoming series against the West Indies. The selectors opted to drop Cheteshwar Pujara from the Test squad.
Mumbai batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal, who was in the reserves for the World Test Championship final, has been listed. Furthermore, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Mukesh Kumar and Navdeep Saini have also found their place in the team. Mohammed Shami, for his part, will be rested for this tour. Ajinkya Rahane has been appointed as Rohit Sharma’s deputy for the Test series.
Rohit Sharma will continue as captain of the ODI series, leading a talented side that includes Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Surya Kumar Yadav. Hardik Pandya will serve as vice-captain, while Sanju Samson and Ishan Kishan will take over wicketkeeper duties. The bowling department will be bolstered by Shardul Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel.
India Test Team: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), KS Bharat (week), Ishan Kishan (week), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur , Axar Patel, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, Navdeep Saini.
India ODI Squad: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Surya Kumar Yadav, Sanju Samson (week), Ishan Kishan (week), Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Shardul Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel , Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik, Mukesh Kumar.