The Board of Control for Cricket in India has announced the Indian team for the first two ODIs of the five-match series against the West Indies. And after taking a break during the recently concluded Asia Cup, Virat Kohli is back in command as India’s skipper.
The first ODI will be played on October 21 in Guwahati at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, whereas the second game will be hosted by the YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam on October 24. Both the ODIs will be Day/Night matches.
One inclusion that grabs eyeballs is that of young wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant, who is the second ‘keeper after the experienced MS Dhoni.
Here’s the team:
Squad (for first two ODIs): Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper),Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Khaleel Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, KL Rahul.