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India vs West Indies: Rohit Sharma more likely to be again for ODIs, Hardik Pandya again in radar

India’s white-ball captain Rohit Sharma is “have compatibility” and in a position to steer the facet towards the West Indies in a six-match white-ball sequence beginning February 6 with the 3 ODIs in Ahmedabad.

On the other hand, the crew variety assembly, which is ready to occur this week, might be an enchanting one as some senior avid gamers like Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravichandran Ashwin, after their detached efficiency towards South Africa of their 0-3 ODI sequence defeat, will come beneath the scanner.

However Rohit is able to lead the facet after a left hamstring harm dominated him out of the South Africa excursion. The T20 fits towards the Caribbean crew are set to be held from February 16 to twenty in Kolkata.

“Rohit is have compatibility and to be had for the sequence towards the West Indies,” a senior BCCI supply instructed PTI.

“By the point, the West Indies sequence begins, it is going to be greater than seven and part weeks of rehabilitation and recuperation for Rohit.

“He’s already coaching in Mumbai and is anticipated to be in Bangalore for the health take a look at and get a proper ok from the Nationwide Cricket Academy,” the supply knowledgeable.


It’s nearly positive that in the interim, Rohit might be named the Take a look at captain even if BCCI might be having a look at different choices taking into consideration his workload and the duty that includes main India in two back-to-back Global Cups in 2022 and 2023.

It’s understood that KL Rahul’s first stint as captain hasn’t long gone as according to expectancies and for now, he should stay an apprentice beneath Rohit until he’s noticed to be in a position to steer the nationwide crew in close to long term.

Underneath Rahul, India misplaced all 4 world video games in South Africa and for males who topic in Indian cricket, he hasn’t precisely come throughout as a proactive captain.

It’s understood that Rahul’s efficiency as Lucknow Tremendous Giants captain might be keenly monitored throughout this version of the IPL.


Hardik Pandya has been bowling within the nets and despite the fact that it’s not transparent whether or not he can bowl complete tilt however Venkatesh Iyer’s relative inexperience at No.6 and Rahul Dravid’s admission that the vibrant Baroda guy used to be ignored, can pave the best way for his comeback towards the West Indies.

“You have got to bear in mind after the T20 Global Cup, Hardik used to be dropped and no longer rested as a result of his health. The selectors sought after to ship him a message after his underwhelming display at Global T20 however he’s too excellent a participant to be stored out for lengthy.

“If no longer towards West Indies, then he’ll indubitably be again towards Sri Lanka,” the supply added.

Ravindra Jadeja additionally appears to be with regards to reaching complete health and can play both towards West Indies or within the subsequent project towards Sri Lanka.


Jasprit Bumrah’s workload control is paramount for this present Indian crew and there’s a chance that he may well be rested for the six fits.

That is after Bumrah performed all six video games in South Africa which, which integrated 3 Checks and 3 50-over video games, and despatched down the best selection of overs (104.5 overs in Checks and 30 in ODIs).

On the other hand, Bhuvneshwar, whose shape has tapered off, may well be dropped whilst Ashwin would possibly get another sequence because the South Africa white-ball leg used to be his comeback in ODIs.

The likes of Avesh Khan and Harshal Patel may as soon as once more make it to the T20 crew.

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