Dhawan Dropped, Agarwal & Siraj Earn First Call-Ups for Windies Tests

Crew India celebrates after their victory over England in third Take a look at. (Twitter/ ICC)

Shikhar Dhawan’s man of the collection profitable effort on the Asia Cup hasn’t helped him save his spot within the Indian Take a look at squad. The opener was dropped from India’s 15-man squad for the two-Take a look at collection towards the West Indies beginning on October 4. Dhawan had an underwhelming tour of England previous to his exploits on the Asia Cup, scoring simply 162 runs in eight innings at a median of 20.25.Dhawan’s place on the prime of the order has gone to Karnataka’s Mayank Agarwal, who has been in supreme type in current months. He scored greater than 2000 runs within the final home season and has been scoring closely for India ‘A’ as effectively. Actually, Agarwal made 90 for Board President’s XI within the warm-up sport towards West Indies at Vadodara on Saturday to additional his declare.

18-year outdated Prithvi Shaw, who was included within the squad for the ultimate two Checks in England although he wasn’t handed a debut, has retained his place and would be the front-runner to accomplice Ok L Rahul as India’s opening mixture within the collection. Murali Vijay, who has been in spectacular type in county cricket for Essex after being dropped after a wretched run within the first three Checks in England, hasn’t been in a position to persuade the selectors handy him a recall but.

The selectors have additionally determined to relaxation the quick bowling duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar after “taking inventory of the current workload.” Bumrah has been enjoying continuous for the reason that third Take a look at in England and Bhuvneshwar solely returned to the ODI squad for the Asia Cup after a protracted spell on the sidelines because of damage that noticed him miss the Take a look at collection in England. Ishant Sharma and Hardik Pandya weren’t thought-about for choice, as they’re but to get better from their accidents.

Pandya needed to be stretchered off the sector after struggling an acute decrease again damage in India’s sport towards Pakistan on the Asia Cup. It stays unclear when he will probably be match to renew enjoying.

There have been some considerations over the health of captain Virat Kohli & lead spin bowler R Ashwin too, however each have been declared match. A lot of the batting unit that did responsibility in England has saved its locations with Hanuma Vihari, who made a battling half century on his debut on the Oval within the ultimate Take a look at, most popular to Karun Nair, who was within the unique squad for England. There’s additionally a primary call-up for 24-year outdated quick bowler Mohammad Siraj, who has bowled some eye-catching spells of late, together with an effort of 8/59 for India A vs Australia A in Bengaluru not too long ago.

The primary Take a look at will probably be performed on the Saurashtra Cricket Affiliation Stadium, Rajkot from October 4-8, adopted by the second Take a look at on the Rajiv Gandhi Worldwide Stadium, Hyderabad from October 12-16.

Indian crew for the Windies Checks: Virat Kohli (captain), KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur

First Revealed: September 29, 2018, 9:08 PM IST


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