India’s West Indies Tour: BCCI announces squad; Rohit Sharma continues as captain, Sanju Samson returns to the team

The Board for Cricket Control in India (BCCI) has announced the squad for the upcoming tour of the West Indies. A total of eight matches will be played in the series over a month. India will kick off the series with a two-match Test series, the first of which will be played from July 12 to 16 at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium, Dominica. The second Test match will be played from June 20 to June 24 followed by a two-day gap. On the third day, India will square off with West Indies in a three-match ODI series.

For the One-Day Internationals (ODIs), Ajinkya Rahane has returned as vice-captain while Rohit Sharma will continue his stint as captain. Veteran seamer Mohammed Shami will be rested for the entire West Indies tour as Navdeep Saini is recalled to the Test side. Sanju Samson has also returned to the team.

For the two test matches, Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ajinkya Rahane (VC), KS Bharat (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), R Ashwin, R Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, Navdeep Saini, BCCI tweeted.

India are also scheduled to play five T20Is and the squad for the same will be announced later.

The first ODI will be played on July 27 at the Kensington Oval, Barbados while the second will be played at the same venue on July 29. The third and final game of the series will be played on August 1 at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad.

After the ODI series, the two teams will lock horns for a five-match T20I series. The first match of that series will be played at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad, on August 3.

(With inputs from agencies)

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Updated: 23 Jun 2023, 04:05 PM IST

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