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LIVE BLOG: BCCI announces India’s 18-member squad for upcoming white-ball series against West Indies

The two sides are set to face other in 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is, scheduled to be played from February 6 to February 20.

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3 February 2022 5:10 pm
LIVE BLOG: BCCI announces India’s 18-member squad for upcoming white-ball series against West Indies

After a disappointing tour of South Africa, the Indian cricket team is getting ready to put it behind them as they now start their preparations for upcoming India vs West Indies series 2022 at home. The two sides are set to face other in 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is, scheduled to be played from February 6 to February 20. Notably, the India vs WI squad is set to be announced today after captain Rohit Sharma cleared his fitness test at NCA.

Welcome to the live blog of Team India squad for West Indies 2022 series!

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Updated - 3 February 2022 5:10 pm Live

LIVE BLOG: BCCI announces India’s 18-member squad for upcoming white-ball series against West Indies

The two sides are set to face other in 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is, scheduled to be played from February 6 to February 20.

Rohan Gulaty Author
3 February 2022 5:10 pm
LIVE BLOG: BCCI announces India’s 18-member squad for upcoming white-ball series against West Indies

After a disappointing tour of South Africa, the Indian cricket team is getting ready to put it behind them as they now start their preparations for upcoming India vs West Indies series 2022 at home. The two sides are set to face other in 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is, scheduled to be played from February 6 to February 20. Notably, the India vs WI squad is set to be announced today after captain Rohit Sharma cleared his fitness test at NCA.

Welcome to the live blog of Team India squad for West Indies 2022 series!

27 Jan 2022, 11:07 am

West Indies announce squad for ODI series against India

West Indies Cricket Board have announced the squad for three-match ODI series against India. While Kieron Pollard has been handed the leadership role for the tour, three names have got a recall to the white-ball setup. Kemar Roach, Nkrumah Bonner, and Brandon King have been brought back to the ODI squad for the series against India.

26 Jan 2022, 10:57 pm

India’s squad for T20I series against West Indies

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26 Jan 2022, 10:56 pm

India’s squad for ODI series against West Indies

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26 Jan 2022, 10:51 pm

BCCI announces India’s squad for white-ball series against West Indies

26 Jan 2022, 10:47 pm

Ravi Bishnoi included in both ODIs and T20Is

One of the major talking points of the selections has been the inclusion of young leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi in both ODI and T20I squads. Notably, KL Rahul had just mentioned a couple of days earlier that the Lucknow Super Giants spinner will be playing for India very soon.

26 Jan 2022, 10:40 pm

Key updates from BCCI regarding few players

BCCI shared a few key updates with respect to the squad announcement. "Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami have been rested from the series. KL Rahul will be available from 2nd ODI onwards. R Jadeja is undergoing his final stage of recovery post his knee injury and will not be available for the ODIs and T20Is. Axar Patel will be available for the T20Is," an official statement read.

26 Jan 2022, 10:36 pm

India’s squad for T20I series vs WI

Rohit Sharma(Capt),KL Rahul (vc),Ishan Kishan,Virat Kohli,Shreyas Iyer,Surya Kumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk),Venkatesh Iyer,Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Ravi Bishnoi,Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Mohd. Siraj, Bhuvneshwar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel

26 Jan 2022, 10:35 pm

India’s squad for ODI series vs WI

Rohit Sharma (Capt), KL Rahul (vc), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shikhar, Virat Kohli, Surya Kumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wk), D Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Y Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohd. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan

26 Jan 2022, 10:24 pm

Will India persist with Venkatesh Iyer?

Will India persist with Venkatesh Iyer?

Venkatesh Iyer has come under the radar for failing to make an impact in the ODI series against South Africa. The big question is - Will BCCI end the Venkatesh experiment or will they persist with the all-rounder going ahead? This could be one of the major talking points during the discussions.

26 Jan 2022, 10:09 pm

A new all-rounder to be considered for West Indies series?

26 Jan 2022, 10:04 pm

Harshal Patel likely to be included in T20I squad

Harshal Patel, who was the purple-cap holder during IPL 2021, impressed one and all in his debut T20I series against New Zealand. He is most likely to be rewarded for his performances and is set to hold on to his place in the short-format squad of India. The 31-year-old will get a nod over Avesh Khan, who will also be one of the players whose name would be part of discussions during the meeting.

26 Jan 2022, 9:52 pm

Possible work-load management for Shardul Thakur

Possible work-load management for Shardul Thakur

Shardul Thakur was one of India's best players during their recently-concluded tour of South Africa. The all-rounder bowled brilliantly in Test matches and showed his batting abilities as well with some crucial knocks down the order. However, he could be one of the players who might be rested from either one of the formats or both, as part of his work-load management.

26 Jan 2022, 9:42 pm

Is a surprise on the way?

It has been reported that the announcement of squad could be done anytime from now. Notably, a lot of key topics have been discussed in the meeting today which has resulted in the delay. Although there is no information yet on the agendas discussed, could it be the possible selection of India's next Test captain? Will the board also make the revelation today? Well, all the questions will be answered very soon. No matter if the revelation is made today or not, you can certainly check list of 3 possible players who can be named as Kohli's successor in red-ball cricket.

26 Jan 2022, 9:18 pm

KulCha set to re-unite?

Among all the reports doing rounds on social media, one of the most intriguing ones is the possible re-union of KulCha (Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal) in one of the formats, which is most likely to be ODIs. The duo was a force to reckon with for India few years earlier and it looks like team is once again looking towards them to address the major problem of lack of wicket-taking options in middle-overs.

26 Jan 2022, 9:07 pm

Few latest updates regarding India’s squad

Some of the key points, as per reports, are as follows: Virat Kohli could be rested from either ODIs or T20Is; Kuldeep Yadav is likely to return to India's 50-over squad; Ravi Bishnoi or Washington Sundar could find a place in T20 squad; Jasprit Bumrah is set to be rested while R Ashwin is expected to miss out due to injury; Bhuvneshwar Kumar could be dropped from one of the formats; Shahrukh Khan might not make the cut.

26 Jan 2022, 8:58 pm

Announcement expected to take place in next half hour

As per the latest updates, it has been revealed that BCCI will announce the squad by 9:30 PM IST. So stay tuned with us as a lot of surprises are expected.

26 Jan 2022, 8:51 pm

No clarity yet over fitness of Hardik and Jadeja

There is no clarity over the fitness status of Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja, with the duo having missed the South Africa tour due to respective injuries. There is a possibility that either or both of them might not be included in the squad. If this happens, a spot for another all-rounder will be up for grabs.

26 Jan 2022, 8:36 pm

Will Virat Kohli be rested?

Will Virat Kohli be rested?

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As per reports, Virat Kohli could be rested for either T20I series or ODI series. It is going to be really intriguing to see if the former Indian captain gets a break against West Indies or not. Considering the fact that he played all the matches against South Africa, there is a possibility that Kohli might get a few days off in one of the formats.

26 Jan 2022, 8:43 pm

Kuldeep Yadav likely to make much-awaited comeback

Kuldeep Yadav likely to make much-awaited comeback

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Kuldeep Yadav, who has been out of Team India for some time, is reportedly set to make a comeback in India's white-ball squad. However, there is no information yet if he will be included in only ODIs or T20Is or both. As per the latest updates, he is most likely to be included in India's 50-over side.

26 Jan 2022, 8:12 pm

Uncertainty over Bhuvneshwar Kumar!

Uncertainty over Bhuvneshwar Kumar!

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The experienced pacer has been a great servant for Indian cricket over the years. However, his fitness in recent times has been an issue which has also had an effect on his performances. Bhuvneshwar Kumar failed to make an impact in the ODI series against South Africa, where he took no wicket in 2 matches while conceding runs at an economy of 7.27. Will the selectors drop him for WI series?

26 Jan 2022, 7:51 pm

Sundar, Bishnoi, neither or both?

As Team India look to address the problem of lack of wicket-taking options in middle overs, there are reports that the selectors and management are looking at the options of Washington Sundar (who had been ruled out of SA tour due to COVID-19) and Ravi Bishnoi, a youngster who has been touted as one of the most exciting leg-spinners in the country. In the absence of Ravichandran Ashwin, who will get the nod for series against West Indies? Let's wait and watch.

26 Jan 2022, 7:23 pm

Two exciting talents in contention for selection

Two exciting talents in contention for selection

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As per latest reports, team management is looking at the possibility of including two exciting players in the squad for WI series. They are supposedly pondering over inclusion of all-rounder Rishi Dhawan in ODI squad, following his exceptional performances in recently-concluded Vijay Hazare Trophy. Notably, the 31-year-old has played 3 ODIs for India in past. Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu's Shahrukh Khan is also one of the players who is in the radar of selectors. The explosive lower-order batsman is reportedly being considered for a spot in the T20I side, to play the role of finisher.

26 Jan 2022, 7:29 pm

Bumrah and Ashwin likely to miss the WI series

It has been reported that Jasprit Bumrah is set to be rested for WI series, as part of his workload management. The pacer had notably played all the matches against South Africa. Meanwhile, Ravichandran Ashwin is supposedly suffering from an injury which is why he would be unavailable for selection to undergo treatment. Hence, there could be a few changes from the side which was mentioned earlier in the probable squad.

26 Jan 2022, 6:32 pm

India’s probable squad for ODI series against West Indies

Here is how the probable squad looks like for the ODI series against West Indies.

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26 Jan 2022, 6:25 pm

Rohit Sharma set to lead India

Rohit Sharma set to lead India

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Hitman has notably recovered from his left hamstring issues which had ruled him out of South Africa Tour. The 34-year-old has been working on his rehabilitation at National Cricket Academy, Bengaluru in last few days and eventually passed his fitness test earlier on Wednesday. Hence, Rohit Sharma is set to captain the side in both T20Is and ODIs against West Indies.

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