Virat Kohli will lead the Indian squads for the Test, ODI and T20I series in West Indies, starting on August 3, the Board of Control For Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Sunday.
Rishabh Pant has been selected as the first-choice wicket-keeper in the limited-over squads after MS Dhoni made himself unavailable for the tour, NDTV Sports reported. India’s premier fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been rested from the ODI and T20I legs of the tour, but has been included in the Test squad, with the likes of Khaleel Ahmed and Navdeep Saini included in the limited-over squads.
Among the batsmen, Manish Pandey and Shreyas Iyer have been included in the side after their brilliant run for India A, while Shikhar Dhawan has made a return to the ODI and T20 teams after suffering an injury during the just concluded World Cup.
Also, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Hanuma Vihari and Umesh Yadav have made a return to the Test squad.
Rookie leg-spinner Rahul Chahar is the only new face across the three formats for the upcoming tour of the West Indies.
From the World Cup squad, the prominent player to be dropped is Dinesh Karhik while Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah have been rested as a part of workload management programme.
India will play three-match Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) and as many ODIs, followed by two Tests against West Indies.
Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (WK), Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar and Navdeep Saini
Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed and Navdeep Saini
Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, C Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant (WK) Wriddhiman Saha (WK), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Umesh Yadav