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IND vs WI Series: Rohit Sharma returns, Deepak Hooda, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav surprise picks for Windies series

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IND vs WI ODI – India Squad WI Series – After a disastrous South Africa tour, the focus shifts on the West Indies series at home. The post-Virat Kohli era began on a disappointing note with India suffering 0-3 whitewash against South Africa. But the good news is Rohit Sharma is all set to come back from injury to lead India. A source close to the development told InsideSport that the team will be announced by this week after a chat with Rahul Dravid. Follow India vs West Indies Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

“Rahul (Dravid) has just come back. We will have a selection meeting by this week and the announcement will be done,” a selection committee source told InsideSport.IN on Tuesday.

Vice-captain KL Rahul will also be unavailable for the 1st ODI as he is on an extended break. He will join from 2nd ODI.

IND vs WI Series: Rohit Sharma returns, Deepak Hooda, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav surprise picks for Windies series

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India squad for WI Series: 

T20I squad: Batsmen: Rohit Sharma (Capt), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Surya Kumar Yadav, Wicket-keepers: KL Rahul (vc), Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant (wk), Allrounders: Venkatesh Iyer, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Spinners: Ravi Bishnoi, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Pace bowlers: Deepak Chahar, Mohd. Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel

ODI squad: Batsmen: Rohit Sharma (Capt), KL Rahul (vc), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer; Wicketkeepers: Rishabh Pant (wk); Allrounders: Deepak Hooda, Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar;  Spinners: Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi; Seamers: Deepak Chahar, Mohd. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan

IND vs WI Series: Rohit Sharma returns, Deepak Hooda, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav surprise picks for Windies series

IND vs WI: Selection Committee source to InsideSport, ‘Team announcement this week, Rohit Sharma will be back to lead side’

IND vs WI Series: Rohit Sharma returns, Deepak Hooda, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav surprise picks for Windies series

India Squad WI Series: While Rohit Sharma, who missed the South Africa tour owing to a hamstring injury, is expected to be back for the West Indies series.

But the development comes with a rider. Rohit will need to pass the fitness test at National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.

In recently posted social media photos, Rohit looked fitter than ever but with a gruelling few months coming up, BCCI wants him at his peak of fitness.

“Rohit is the most important player at present and we can’t rush things with his injury. He has recovered and we expect him to be back but we are yet to get his fitness test report. But we expect him to be back and lead the side,” the source added.

All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who had missed the tour of South Africa along with Rohit because of fitness issues, will also be back in the squad.

IND vs WI Series: Rohit Sharma returns, Deepak Hooda, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav surprise picks for Windies series

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IND vs WI Series: Rohit Sharma returns, Deepak Hooda, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav surprise picks for Windies series

IND vs WI ODI: Surprises in Team selection

  • Venkatesh Iyer retained for T20Is, dropped from ODIs.
  • Kuldeep Yadav makes a surprise return to ODIs despite not playing any match since Sri Lanka series.
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been relegated to T20Is.
  • Deepak Hooda has been recalled after four years for ODIs.
  • No place for Krunal Pandya.
  • Ravi Bishnoi has been given maiden call-up for both T20Is and ODIs.
  • Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin will sit out due to injuries.
  • Jasprit Bumrah rested.

IND vs WI Series: Rohit Sharma returns, Deepak Hooda, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav surprise picks for Windies series

India Squad WI Series – BCCI Selection Committee Meeting: However, the team selection meeting on Wednesday was dominated by the review of South Africa series.

It was India’s third series loss in fourth series in SENA countries including two whitewashes. Although the selection committee isn’t too concerned considering India played an ODI series with the full team after eight months, the performance wasn’t great.

“It was one of the rare losses. We are not too concerned since the team did not play a lot of ODIs together. West Indies series will tell us where we stand. Based on that we will take a call. All the players know where they went wrong and so does Rahul. It was the first of preparations for ODI WC but the big factor was Rohit missing. We will see after the WI series,” the source said.

IND vs WI Series: Rohit Sharma returns, Deepak Hooda, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav surprise picks for Windies series

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