BCCI announces 15-man squad for Test series against West Indies

Team India is all set to lock horns with the Windies in two-match Test series starting from October 4 in Rajkot.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have announced the 15-man squad for the series which is supposed to be one-sided given that the visitors have historically struggled to compete in the sub-continent.


Regular skipper Virat Kohli is back to lead the team after being rested for the Asia Cup 2018 while Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik have been axed after a poor Test series in England.

Siraj

Mayank Agarwal and Mohammed Siraj have been finally rewarded for their brilliant show in the domestic circuit as they have got the maiden Test call-up.


Rishabh Pant is the only wicketkeeper in the squad. Also, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, and Ishant Sharma have been rested for the Windies series ahead of the all-important Australia tour in late November.

India Test squad:

Virat Kohli (captain), KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur

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