NEW DELHI: India have announced an 18-member T20I squad under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma for the five-match series in the upcoming tour of West Indies while leaving out Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the Indian squad against West Indies on its official Twitter account.
The experienced spinner Ravichandran Ashwin returned to the T20I squad after not playing in the shorter format since November 2021.
Rohit Sharma (C), I Kishan, KL Rahul*, Suryakumar Yadav, D Hooda, S Iyer, D Karthik, R Pant, H Pandya, R Jadeja, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, R Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav*, B Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.
*Inclusion of KL Rahul & Kuldeep Yadav is subject to fitness.
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 14, 2022
Meanwhile, KL Rahul and Kuldeep Yadav have been named to the team, but their participation is made contingent on their fitness.
After being rested for the ODI series against the West Indies, Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya have now reclaimed their spots in the T20I side.
Out-of-form Kohli, however, has been rested for the T20I task as well after not being included in the ODI squad.
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.
Squad: Rohit Sharma (C), I Kishan, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, D Hooda, S Iyer, D Karthik, R Pant, H Pandya, R Jadeja, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, R Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav, B Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.