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Pandya rested, Bumrah and Saha in India’s Test squad for WI series



The BCCI selectors have opted against wholesale changes for the West Indies tour.

Mumbai: Pacer Jasprit Bumrah and all-rounder Hardik Pandya have been rested from the white-ball leg of the West Indies tour, and the latter isn’t part of the Test squad either, chief selector MSK Prasad disclosed on Sunday.

The Test squad is largely along expected lines, with Wriddhiman Saha making his return after a year out injured as one of two wicketkeepers alongside Rishabh Pant.

Off-spinner Ravi Ashwin is part of a three-member spin contingent alongside Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav.

The white-ball squads include a pair of uncapped players. Fast bowler Navdeep Saini has found a place in both the ODI and T20I squads, and legspinner Rahul Chahar has earned a call-up to the T20I squad.

Middle order batsman Kedar Jadhav retained his place in the ODI squad despite unflattering performances in the World Cup.

Middle-order batsmen Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey, and left-arm seamer Khaleel Ahmed, have also been recalled to the ODI squad, with Dinesh Karthik, who was India’s reserve keeper at the World Cup, missing out.

Shikhar Dhawan, who left the World Cup midway with a broken thumb, has recovered fully and is back in the ODI and T20I squads. However Vijay Shankar, who suffered a toe fracture during the tournament, is still not back to full fitness.

India’s squad for 3 T20Is: 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.

India’s squad for 3 ODIs: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, K.L. Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Navdeep Saini.

India’s squad for 2 Tests: 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.