Learning from mistakes, Rohit Sharma & Co to reach West Indies on July 1
WTC Final 2023 is a forgone conclusion. But with the heart-breaking loss, India Cricket Team has learnt from their mistakes. As many…
WTC Final 2023 is a forgone conclusion. But with the heart-breaking loss, India Cricket Team has learnt from their mistakes. As many players reached UK only a week before the match, BCCI has decided to send Rohit Sharma & Co to West Indies on July 1, giving them 11 days to prepare for IND vs WI series. The first Test starts on July 12 in Dominica.
Indian team is currently on a month-long vacation with the ODI series against Afghanistan postponed.
While Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are in London vacationing with their families, the rest have returned home. They will board the flight to Dominica on July 1.
However, KS Bharat, Mukesh Kumar and Yashasvi Jaiswal who are part of Duleep Trophy will only play the first game. They are expected to board the flight along with others on July 1.
When is IND vs WI squad announcement?
The squad is expected to be out by next week. While Rohit Sharma will lead the side, there will be discussions on Cheteshwar Pujara. In all likelihood, the selectors are not going to axe the Test specialist immediately as Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul are all set to miss the tour with injuries.
However, both Mohammed Siraj and Mohammad Shami are likely to get an extended break. With a heavy workload duirng IPL, the two are likely to join for the ODI series only.
There is also a question mark over Umesh Yadav who has had a dip in form once again. In his place, Jaydev Unadkat and Mukesh Kumar are set to get the nod.
What to expect from India Squad WI tour?
- Shubman Gill is also unlikely for the T20s as part of workload management ahead of the Asia Cup and World Cup.
- In Tests, apart from Sarfaraz Khan, Mukesh Kumar is set to get a call-up while Mohammed Siraj and Mohammad Shami could be rotated to keep them fresh.
- Umesh Yadav is also a question mark and it’s likely that Jaydev Unadkat will get game time instead.
- But it’s Ishan Kishan who is all set to make his Test debut.
- Ishan is at the NCA undergoing strength conditioning with KS Bharat set to warm the bench after failing to impress with the bat.
- Selectors will also discuss a plan to bring back Hardik Pandya in Tests.
- However, with Asia Cup and World Cup around, his Test return is likely only on the South Africa tour in December.
- For now, he will focus on T20s and ODIs.
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