India vs West Indies

Another surprise was the exclusion of both Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar who featured for India in the Asia Cup.

The selectors have also recalled Mohammad Shami and have given a chance for young Rishabh Pant to cement his place in the ODI XI.

India will take on West Indies in a 5-match ODI series, which is scheduled to be held from October 21 to November 1. "That'll be among those people whom we are going to pick from now onwards, which also includes Umesh Yadav". Since the end of the 2015 World Cup, India have tried 11 players at this position but Prasad said "we are very close" to finalising India's best options in the middle order.

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India will have to wait for the return of Hardik Pandya, who suffered a lower back injury during the Asia Cup in the UAE and had to be stretchered out.

"The quality of the (SG) balls used to be quite high before and I don't understand the reason why it has gone down because Dukes ball is still good quality, Kookaburra is still good quality", Kohli said ahead of the second Test in Hyderabad. However, 33-year-old Dinesh Karthik, who failed to capitalise his opportunity in the Asia Cup, misses out.

Fast bowlers Deepak Chahar and Siddarth Kaul, who played one match each in the Asia Cup, were left out while left-arm quick Khaleel Ahmed retained his place. Raina could have been the ideal No.6 batsman who can take up Jadhav's position for the West Indies series. Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wk), Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Khaleel Ahmed, Shardul Thakur.

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