India squad for WI ODIs: BCCI picks Shikhar Dhawan as captain, Ravindra Jadeja as deputy
- A 16-member squad for the three-match ODI series will begin on July 22
- Rohit Sharma and other senior players have been rested for the 50-over format
- Shikhar Dhawan will lead the team
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday announced a 16-member squad for the three-match ODI series against West Indies, which is all set to begin on July 22. Hitman Rohit Sharma and other senior players like Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah have been rested for the 50-over format.
The veteran opening batter Shikhar Dhawan will lead the team and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been named as the vice-captain.
Several young faces like Deepak Hooda, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan and Prasidh Krishna are part of the squad.
Rishabh Pant has also been rested for the series and the two wicket-keeping options in the squad are Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson.
After the ODIs, India will play five T20Is against the West Indies in the Caribbean and the United States, the squad for which is yet to be announced.
In its official release, the BCCI said, "The All-India Senior Selection Committee has picked the squad for the three-match ODI series against the West Indies to be played at the Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad."
The Squad: Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Ravindra Jadeja (vice-captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohd Siraj, Arshdeep Singh.