India vs West Indies

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India has rested Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and has also dropped Dinesh Karthik from the ODI set-up.

The boost from the Nidahas Cup heroics (in Sri Lanka) has run its course for Dinesh Karthik as Rishabh Pant was named in the squad. "I have been telling this for a quite some time that we are just 18 ODIs away from now before we play first game of the World Cup and so we need to figure out our fast bowlers and so we have picked Shami", said Prasad.

Chennai Super Kings' all-rounder Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, and Ravindra Jadeja have retained their spot in the team while Hardik Pandya, who was ruled out from Asia Cup 2018 due to injury, is not included in the squad. He had played all the five Tests in England and the first one against Windies in Rajkot after being hampered with injury issues in the first half of the year. Chahar and Kaul had been injury replacements for Pandya and Shardul Thakur in the Asia Cup. Raina could have been the ideal No.6 batsman who can take up Jadhav's position for the West Indies series.

"Mohammed Shami has been included precisely for that reason". The 15-member Indian T20 squad for the WC didn't include senior pacer Shikha Pandey, ODI opener Raut, and wicket-keeper Sushma Verma.

Left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed continues to stay with the team after an impressive debut in the Asia Cup.

Axar Patel had also injured himself during the Asia Cup but his place was lost because of Ravindra Jadeja's successful comeback. Karthik got several starts in the tournament but could not convert them into bigger scores when India lacked solidity in the middle order. While there have plenty of exclusions and inclusions, we take a look at the players who failed to make it to the squad.

The ODI series against West Indies begins on October 21 in Guwahati before moving to Visakhapatnam on October 24.



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