India and West Indies will face each other next month. The BCCI announced the Indian squad for the Test and ODI series against the West Indies on Friday (June 23). A five-match T20 series between the two teams will also be played. However, the team has not yet come forward for that. The West Indies tour could be a special one for Pune native Rituraj Gaikwad.
Rituraj, who is currently playing in the Maharashtra Premier League, will directly leave for the West Indies tour next month. Before MPL 2023, Rituraj got married in the first week of June. The final match of the World Test Championship was played between India and Australia. Rituraj was also selected for this match. But he missed this important match due to his marriage. But this time his Test debut in the West Indies tour is considered certain. This Test series will be played from July 12 to 24.
One of the major changes in the squad for the Test series against the West Indies is the inclusion of Rituraj. With regular opener KL Rahul out of the squad, Rituraj could open the innings for India in this series. On the other hand, the post of vice-captain of the team has once again been entrusted to Ajinkya Rahane. After scoring runs in county cricket, Pujara once again failed in Test cricket. He did not perform as expected for the team in the WTC finals. Asat Pujara will be dropped. The team management has given Ajinkya Rahane a place in the team. Rohit Sharma remains the captaincy. (Finally, the door of the Test team opened for Rituraj! Golden opportunity for West Indies tour)
India’s Test squad for West Indies tour
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Rituraj GaikwadVirat Kohli, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), KS Bharat (wicketkeeper), Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Akshar Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, Navdeep Saini.
India’s ODI squad for West Indies tour
Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Rituraj GaikwadVirat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson (wicketkeeper), Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Shardul Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja, Akshar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammad Siraj, Umran Malik, Mukesh Kumar.
India vs West Indies Test Series Schedule
First match – 12th to 16th July
Second Match – 20th to 24th July
India vs West Indies ODI Series
First Match – 27th July
Second match – 29 July
Third match – 1st August
India vs West Indies T20 Series
First Match – 3rd August
Second match – 6th August
Third Match – August 8
Fourth Match – August 12
Fifth match – August 13
Important News –
Pujara expelled from the Test team! BCCI is looking for future in ‘these’ young players
Big news: ‘Ajinkya’ Rahane again becomes Team India’s vice-captain, gets responsibility as soon as he returns after a year and a half