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

27 October, 2018, 20:05 | Author: George Williams
  • Windies will look to go one better after pulling off a dramatic tie in the second ODI

Rohit Sharma will lead India in the upcoming T20I series against the Windies with regular skipper Virat Kohli being rested.Kohli, though, will be back to lead the men-in-blue in the three-match T20I series against Australia, that begins on November 21.

But when asked if Dhoni's career in T20s is over, Prasad said, "Not yet".

After an easy 8-wicket sailing in the series opener in Guwahati, India were denied an easy 2-0 lead in the five-match rubber as the tourists managed to salvage a morale-boosting tie in the second ODI at Visakhapatnam.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni will not be a part of the Indian T20I squads which will take on the West Indies and Australia in November.

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Veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel has also found a place in the Test squad.

Ambati Rayudu, M.S. Dhoni (wk), Rishabh Pant, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, K Khaleel Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal. Rohit Sharma has once again earned a ticket to Australia.

Another significant comeback in the Test side is Parthiv Patel as the second wicket-keeper alongside Pant. "It's an intensive series [in Australia] and we have called him back", reasoned the chairman.

India skipper Virat Kohli exuded confidence in his players ahead of the ODI series against the West Indies saying "bowlers are bowling well".

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In the limited-overs set-up, left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem received his maiden call-up for the T20s against West Indies.

Kohli, however, returns for the four-match Test series against Australia later this year with the BCCI's selection committee naming an 18-member team for the important assignment.

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The selectors have also picked up India A team for first Four Day game against New Zealand A.

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