Indian regular players likely to be rested for white-ball series against West Indies: A few Indian regular white-ball players are likely to be rested for the upcoming limited-overs series against West Indies. The report published in Cricbuzz states that though the names of the players to be rested aren’t yet finalised, it is understandable that a couple of senior players may be rested in the Caribbean tour.
Team India will tour West Indies and the US for three matches ODI series and five games T20I series, starting July 22.
The squad will be announced in a couple of days’ time. It has been learnt that the chairman of selectors, Chetan Sharma travelled with the Indian contingent for the fifth test match. Sharma is likely to have a chat with a couple of senior players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah, before rolling out the white ball squads for the upcoming tour.
Rohit Sharma is highly unlikely to get the rest as he hasn’t played any international cricket in the past few weeks. Moreover, the selectors will not entertain the idea of resting skipper Rohit Sharma once more as head coach Rahul Dravid had to work with multiple captains in his short tenure.
Team India gearing for T20I series against England:
Meanwhile, the Indian T20I team for the first T20I against England has reached Southampton, barring skipper Rohit Sharma, who is in Edgbaston along with the test squad.
Rohit will soon travel to Southampton and join the remainder of the squad as they gear up for the three-match T20I series against England, starting July 7.
India and England will head to Edgbaston and Nottingham for the second and the third T20I after the completion of the opener.
Both sides will also lock horns in the three-match ODI series which will begin after the T20I series. The 50-overs series is slated to be held in London (The Oval and Lord’s) and Manchester.