The BCCI on Thursday announced India’s 18 man squad for the upcoming five T20 internationals in Caribbean starting this month.
The likes of Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah & Yuzvendra Chahal have been rested for the series. All rounder Hardik Pandya and wicket keeper Rishabh Pant who were been given a break from the one dayers, will feature in the T20Is.
The first T20I will be played in Tarouba, Trinidad on July 29. The second and third T20Is will be played in Basseterre on August 1 and 2, while the fourth and final T20 international will be played in Florida, the USA on August 6 and 7 respectively.
The squad also marks the return of veteran off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, KL Rahul and left arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav.
Sanju Samson has been added to the five-match T20I series against West Indies in place of KL Rahul.
India’s T20I squad vs West Indies
Rohit Sharma (capt), Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav*, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh
The inclusion of Rahul and Kuldeep is subject to fitness.