MS Dhoni dropped from West Indies series
October 28, 2018
The team for the upcoming three-match T20I series against Windies has been announced. The Indian cricket team in this series will be captained by Rohit Sharma.
Virat Kohli has been given rest and will not be a part of the team for the three matches.
Some other players who were playing in the team for the T20I series against England have also been dropped. These are MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Siddarth Kaul and Deepak Chahar.
Fans of MS Dhoni are not happy about him not being included in the team.
Sumanth Ramanâ€ @sumanthraman tweeted, "Mark this tweet. India will regret dropping @msdhoni for the T20 series in Australia. They won't miss him in the home T20 series against West Indies but on a tough tour like in Australia they will. @BCCI hv blundered here."
Another fan ðŸƒÐ¼Ñ•âˆ'Î¹Î±Ð¸ ðŸ° Ð¼Î±âˆ'Ð½Ï… ðŸƒâ€ @madhu7781 wrote, "There is nothing left for Dhoni to achieve. He has already achieved everything in his cricketing career on which others only can dream. #WeStandByDhoni"
The details of the 16 players have been announced by the BCCI - Board of Control for Cricket in India. Young bowlers Shahbaz Nadeem, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have been included in the squad.
Instead of MS Dhoni, Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik are the two keepers in the two T20 squads. All-rounder player Kedar Jadhav will be a part of the team for the fourth and fifth ODI against Windies.
The three-match T20I series is to start from 4 November.
India has been leading in the game currently and registered a win in the five-match ODI series while also beating the rivals 2-0 in the two-match Test series against West Indies
BCCI selection panel has also named a 15-member India A team for first four-day game against New Zealand A.
Here is the list Ajinkya Rahane (C), M Vijay, Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Parthiv Patel (wk), K Gowtham, Shahbaz Nadeem, Md Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, R Gurbani, Vijay Shankar, KS Bharath.