India Test squad for West Indies Series 2018: Dhawan dropped, Virat Kohli To Lead India
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) issued a statement on Saturday and announced the team. Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar has been rested. Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik have not even got a place in the team. In the form of Rishabh Pant, the only wicketkeeper has been selected in the team.
Mayank Agarwal, who has consistently performed well in domestic cricket, has finally been included in the Indian Test team. Mayank got a place in the Indian team for the two Tests against the West Indies starting next month. Fast bowler Mohammad Siraj has also been successful in getting the place in the Test team.
Dhawan out for chance Mayank Agarwal
Hanuma Vihari, who made his debut in the fifth Test against England, has been retained in the team while Prithvi Shaw is also included in the team. Vihari and Shaw were included in the team in the last two matches of the five-match Test series played in England. On the other hand, Kuldeep Yadav, who has been dropped out of the team in the two matches, has come back. The first match of the series will be played between four to eight October at Saurashtra Cricket Stadium of Rajkot while the second match will be played in Hyderabad from October 12 to 16.
Schedule of the Test series
This time, two Tests, five ODIs and three T20 matches will be played on the West Indies tour of India. The tour will start from the Test series. The first test is to be played in Rajkot from October 4th after India and the West Indies. The 2nd Test will be played in Hyderabad from October 12. India is the number one team at the moment, this oldest formant cricket player. While the West Indies team is at number eight at this time.
ODI Series Schedule
The first match of the five ODIs between the two teams will be played in Guwahati on October 21, the second match will be played in Indore on October 24, Pune on October 27, the fourth match will be played on 29 October, while the final match will be played in Thiruvananthapuram on 1 November.
T-20 Series Schedule
The final series of the tour will be T20. The first match will be played in Kolkata on November 4, in Lucknow on November 6 in Lucknow and the last match on 11 November in Chennai.
India Test Squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Cheteshwar Pujara, Prithvi Shaw, Lokesh Rahul, Hanuma Vihari, Mayank Agarwal, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Shardul Thakur