The Indian team is currently preparing for the final match of the World Test Championship. This match between India and Australia has been organized from June 7 at The Oval Stadium in England. Indian team will tour West Indies after this important match. India have to play a series of two Tests, three ODIs and five T20Is in this tour. There is every possibility that BCCI will give opportunities to young players for this tour. Let’s take a look at India’s probable 16-member squad for this tour.
It is expected that the Indian team management and selectors will give opportunities especially to young players for the West Indies tour. Players who performed well in domestic cricket and the recently concluded IPL season can get a chance in this tour. The team management will try to get the right balance of youth and senior players in this tour. Let’s know which players can get a chance in the Indian team on the West Indies tour. According to information, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja will be rested during the West Indies tour.
Cheteshwar Pujara and Umesh Yadav could be with the team as the most experienced players in the West Indies tour. Both of them have played only Test cricket for India in the last few years. In this case, he can be selected again for the Test match in West Indies. Cheteshwar Pujara can lead the team in this match. He has also held the vice-captain post of the team earlier.
Shubman Gill is expected to play as an opener in West Indies tour. Gill’s old colleague Prithvi Shaw will also play in the tour. Because this season has been good for him in domestic cricket. Ajinkya Rahane is making a comeback to the team after 18 months since the WTC final. In this way, he will be retained in the team for the West Indies tour as well. Sarfaraz Khan and Yashasvi Jaiswal have also played brilliantly in recent times to lead their team to victory. Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson will get a chance as wicketkeeper batsmen.
Two all-rounders Akshar Patel and Shardul Thakur could also be picked in the 16-member squad. Umesh Yadav will lead the fast bowlers. He can get help from Mohammad Siraj and Mukesh Kumar. The spinners could include Kuldeep Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi. (India’s probable 16-man squad for West Indies tour)
Indian squad for West Indies tour could be –
Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Sarfaraz Khan, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Akshar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Siraj, Mukesh Kumar.