XtraTime Web Desk: The BCCI selectors shockingly dropped former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni from the 16-man squad of both T20I series against West Indies and Australia. His poor form for a long period of time could be the reason behind his exclusion from the T20I side.
Captain Virat Kohli was rested from the three-match T20I series against the West Indies beginning on November 4. Rohit Sharma will lead the team in Kohli’s absence.
Kohli, however, returns for the four-match Test series against Australia later this year with the BCCI’s selection committee naming a 18-member team for the important assignment. He will also lead the side in the three T20 matches against Australia.
The selection panel also named a 15-member India A team for first four-day game against New Zealand A.
Team for three T20I match series against Windies:
Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed, Umesh Yadav, Shahbaz Nadeem
Team for three T20I match series against Australia:
Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed
Team for Four Test match series against Australia:
Virat Kohli (C), Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteswar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Parthiv Patel, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd Shami, Ishant SHarma, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
India A team for first four-day game against New Zealand A:
Ajinkya Rahane (C), M Vijay, Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Parthiv Patel (wk), K Gowtham, Shahbaz Nadeem, Md Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, R Gurbani, Vijay Shankar, KS Bharath.