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Kohli remains captain as team India selected for West Indies 2019 tour

BCCI selection committee announced Indian squads for upcoming West Indies tour and Virat Kohli will remain skipper of the national side. MS Dhoni is not part of the team India for ODIs and T20Is on the Caribbean tour and Rishabh Pant is given full tour as the wicket-keeper batsman.

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There were reports that Rohit Sharma would be appointed skipper of Indian side for limited overs cricket but BCCI shut down those reports when they declared that Kohli will be leading Men In Blue squads on the West Indies. Surprisingly Rohit Sharma is included in the test squad and he’ll be deputy of Kohli in twenty20s and One-Day Internationals.

“Rishabh Pant has not done anything wrong for his non-inclusion. We know he’s the only wicketkeeper to get a 100 in England and then in Australia. Pant will play in all formats, we have to manage his workload,” selector MS Prasad said in the press conference.

Ajinkya Rahane is the vice-captain in tests. Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey have been selected for the ODIs and T20Is as India look forward to get an establish batsman for 4th number position. Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya have been rested for white ball cricket.

Dinesh Karthik and Vijay Shankar are out from the national side meanwhile Shikhar Dhawan makes comeback after recovering from thumb injury during Australia’s game in 2019 world cup.

T20I Squad

Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (WK), Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini

ODI Squad

Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Navdeep Saini

Test Squad

Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, C Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant (WK) Wriddhiman Saha (WK), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav

Three twenty20 matches are scheduled to play on 3, 4 and 6 August meanwhile ODIs to be held on 8, 11 and 14th August. Two test matches will be played from 22 August to 3 September.

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