Dhawan to lead India in West Indies ODIs, Jadeja named as deputy

NEW DELHI: India’s left-handed opening batter Shikhar Dhawan has been named as the ODI captain for the forthcoming tour of the West Indies, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, on the other hand, has been named the vice-captain.

The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) has put faith in young players for the upcoming task against West Indies as designated captain Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant, and Mohammed Shami have all been given rest for the three-match series.

Dhawan will be leading the Men in Blue for the second time in ODIs after the limited-overs tour to Sri Lanka in 2021.

The 16-member Indian squad marked the comeback of right-handed batter Shubman Gill, who last played an ODI for India in 2020. Sanju Samson, on the other hand, will be making his comeback after a year.


Ruturaj Gaikwad, Avesh Khan, and Deepak Hooda, on the other hand, have also been included in the squad after being left out of the ODI squad in England.

India’s designated vice-captain KL Rahul was not considered for selection as he recently underwent surgery for a sports hernia.

It is pertinent to mention here that India will be touring West Indies later this month and will contest in three ODIs and five T20Is. The BCCI will announce the T20I squad in a due course.

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