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Team India squad for first two ODIs against Windies

12 October 2018

Jadhav will come back after the first two ODIs, and Pandya will be fit from the second week of November. He had played all five Tests in England and the first one against West Indies in Rajkot, after being hampered with injury issues in the first half of the year. In so doing, Thakur becomes the 294th Test player in Indian cricket history and his first match in the whites comes after two years with the team but on the sidelines.

Ambati Rayudu, after a good Asia Cup performance, will retain his place even if Kohli decides to play. Rohit Sharma, who captained India to an Asia Cup triumph, is the vice captain for the ODI series.

Suresh Raina, India's crisis man during the 2011 World Cup has been in decent form of late for Uttar Pradesh in ongoing Vijay Hazare trophy.

The selectors have also recalled Mohammad Shami and have given a chance for young Rishabh Pant to cement his place in the ODI XI. Although Pant might feature for India in the ODI, it looks like for the time-being he will just be a batsman as MS Dhoni is also picked as the wicketkeeper.

The selectors will pick up India's limited-overs squad against Windies on Thursday (October 11) however, its still not clear if the squad will be announced for the first three games or the entire series, which comprises five ODIs and three T20 Internationals, starting October 21.

Senior pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were given an extended rest.

"That's the reason why we have included Khaleel, Shardul [Thakur] and Shami in this squad now", he said.

Team India squad for first two ODIs against Windies