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IND vs WI: After the disappointing end of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Final, the India team will now travel to West Indies for the full tour. They will be seen in action during July and will play 2 Tests, 3 ODIs and 5 T20Is. The two teams will be seen in action in Tests first, which will be played from 12th July to 24th July followed by ODIs that are slated to be played from 27th July to August 1st. The five-match T20Is are scheduled to take place from 4th August to 13th August. 

IND vs WI: Place of Cheteshwar Pujara and Umesh Yadav in Tests under scanner as BCCI discusses 5 major talking points ahead of West Indies tour – Reports

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IND vs WI:With the West Indies tour just around the corner, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are likely to take a few bold steps in the selection of the team. As per the reports in PTI, it is learned that governing body has highlighted five major points before announcing the team for the tour. 

One of the main talking points for the selection is the place of Cheteshwar Pujara and Umesh Yadav in the Test side. The duo has been part of the team for the last decade and has contributed significantly to the team. But of late their performances have been concerning and they failed terribly in the WTC Final. 

It is learned that in their Yashasvi Jaiswal and Mukesh Kumar are likely to be selected. The duo has performed exceptionally well in the domestic circuit. The young batter can be slotted at No.3 in place of Pujara whereas Mukesh Kumar can walk into XI, especially in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah. 

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The reports also suggested that players who performed exceptionally well in the recently concluded IPL 2023 are likely to get rewarded with a T20I selection. Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rinku Singh and Jitesh Sharma are the prime candidates that are likely to be part of the T20 team. 

It is also learned that senior players will continue to be on the sidelines in the shortest format of the game and Hardik Pandya will captain the young side. The all-rounder took charge of the T20 team after India’s exit from the semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2023. 

IND vs WI: Here are the Major taking points  for the West Indies series 

– Place of Pujara & Umesh in Tests.

– Jaiswal & Mukesh for Tests.

– IPL performers are likely to get rewarded with T20I selection. 

– Jaiswal, Ruturaj, Rinku, and Jitesh for T20I.

– Youngsters core to continue in T20I under Hardik.

IND vs WI: Probable Indian squad for the T20I series against West Indies 

WI vs IND 2023 Schedule for Test, ODI & T20Is, India tour of West Indies 2023
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IND vs WI: Here’s the Probable Indian squad for the T20I series against West Indies 

Hardik Pandya (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Suryakumar Yadav, Rinku Singh, Axar Patel, Sanju Samson (Wk) Jitesh Sharma (Wk) Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi, Mohammed Siraj