India ODI Squad Against West Indies 2018: BCCI Selects Rishabh Pant Over Dinesh Karthik; Bhuvneshwar Kumar & Jasprit Bumrah Rested
Rishabh Pant (Photo Credits: Getty)
The BCCI has declared the ODI team for India vs West Indies, 2018. The squad has been selected for the first two matches. Rishabh Pant will make an ODI debut in the place of the experienced Dinesh Karthik. Which means the selectors are surely impressed with Pant’s performance in England and decided to give him the chance. MS Dhoni will remain the wicket-keeper for India. Whereas, pacers Jaspirt Bumrah and Bhuveshwar Kumar have been rested for the series. India vs West Indies 2018, 4th ODI: Wankhede Stadium Unlikely to Host Due to NNon-Clearance of Non-Payment & Other Issues.
After being dropped from the Test squad of India vs West Indies, Rohit Sharma make a comeback into the team. Shikhar Dhawan, who went on to be the highest scorer at the Asia Cup 2018, too was dropped from the Test squad against West Indies. However, Dhawan made way into the ODI team. So once again the world will get to watch the opening pair Sharma and Dhawan blazing guns for India.
The official account of the BCCI declared the team for a couple of ODIs on Twitter. “🚨Team for first 2 ODIs against Windies announced. Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wk),Rishabh Pant, R Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Khaleel Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, KL Rahul #INDvWI.”
🚨Team for first 2 ODIs against Windies announced
Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wk),Rishabh Pant, R Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Khaleel Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, KL Rahul #INDvWI
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 11, 2018
All-rounder Hardik Pandya and Kedar Jadhav who had got injured in UAE during the Asia Cup 2018, have not been included in the squad. Khaleel Ahmed and Shardul Thakur will also be tested in the Indian conditions.