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IND vs WI: All senior Indian players to be included in India’s squad for West Indies T20Is, only Virat Kohli to be rested – Report

All senior members of the white ball team with the possible exception of Virat Kohli are expected to play in the five-match series, so the India Twenty20 squad will be in full force for the upcoming matches in the Caribbean.

R Ashwin, who hasn’t played an international white-ball game for India for more than seven months, could possibly get a surprise call-up in the squad.

The selection committee will ensure that all T20Is participate in the regular series

Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah
Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah. (Photo: Twitter)

The selection committee will ensure that all T20Is participating in the regular series, two of which are in the US, despite resting the majority of seniors for the three ODIs ahead of the T20I against West Indies, which was likely first reported on this website Reported by on 5 July.

IND vs WI: All senior Indian players to be included in India's squad for West Indies T20Is, only Virat Kohli to be rested - Report

Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya are included in the selection for the third and final T20I against England on July 10.

According to Cricbuzz, the selection committee headed by Chetan Sharma and the team management led by coach Rahul Dravid and captain Rohit, both want to try every possible lineup before deciding on the starting lineup for the World Cup in Australia in October-November. .

After giving them enough chances, both the groups have decided which players will leave their World Cup rosters.

Virat Kohli rested, Ravichandran Ashwin may get surprise Indian team call

Since Virat Kohli is an important component of the World Cup decision makers’ plans, his absence cannot be interpreted as a sign that he is not included in the overall picture.

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R Ashwin, Rishabh Pant, Virat Kohli (Image: Twitter)

It is believed that he had asked the West Indies series selection committee, the team management and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) not to take him into account. The ax would rather have a rest strategy.

Ashwin, who was picked in Team India for the T20 World Cup in UAE last year but did not get many opportunities later due to various reasons including fitness, is another player whom the management and selectors want to test.

However, Ashwin was informed that his knowledge and abilities are to be used in his plans when Dravid and Rohit took over the leadership of the Indian team in November. It would be a surprise if he is not called up for the West Indies series soon, if not immediately.

Ready to host SLC Asia Cup: Mohan de Silva

The Indian team will have another chance to test new players after the West Indies series in the Asia Cup, which is likely to be hosted by Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said it is ready to host the T20 tournament from August 27 to September 11 after months of uncertainty.

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka national cricket team Image Source : Twitter

“We will leave it to the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) to make the announcement, but our Board President Shammi Silva has informed ACC President Jay Shah of our preparations for the event.” SLC secretary Mohan de Silva told Cricbuzz.

The country’s economic and political turmoil put the tournament at risk, but its administration is said to be desperate to hold the tournament on the island itself. Australia is now being hosted by Sri Lanka, and Pakistan will be invited soon.

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