Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Dhoni dropped from T20I squad; Parthiv, Rohit back for Oz Tests

MS Dhoni not part of T20I squad to face West Indies and Australia - ESPN Hotstar live cricket streaming Ind vs WI 3rd One-Day match at 13:30 IST
| 27 October, 2018, 20:03

Team for Four Test match series against Australia: Virat Kohli (C), M Vijay, KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Parthiv Patel, R Ashwin, R Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Having gone through a slump with Rising Pune Supergiant, he scored 455 runs at a strike-rate of 150 for Chennai Super Kings in their title-winning run earlier this year.

"The T20Is here and in Australia, he [Dhoni] is not going to play, because we are also looking at a second wicketkeeper", Prasad said at a press conference on Friday.

Although the 37-year-old Dhoni enjoys massive support, there has been some murmur in the past about his form and ability to finish matches. A new currency indeed for a sport which was struggling to stay relevant.

India 32/1 after 6 overs, Shikhar Dhawan 12, Virat Kohli 10, India vs West Indies, 3rd ODI LIVE score: Team India is all set to take on West Indies in the 3rd ODI of five-match series at the MCA stadium of Pune. But Kohli will be back as captain in Australia.

All-rounder Hardik Pandya, who was stretchered off the field in the recently concluded Asia Cup, also failed to find a place in the 18-man Test squad.


For three T20I match series against West Indies: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, K.L. Rahul, Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed, Umesh Yadav and Shahbaz Nadeem.

India have also called up Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer into their squads for both series.

Murali Vijay has been rewarded for his recent good show during the county cricket in England.

Ever-green Parthiv Patel has been named in the squad as Pant's cover, with Wriddhiman Saha missing out.

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