Rohit Sharma returns to the team for the limited overs series against the West Indies (ind vs wi) at home. This is the first time that a full-fledged captain will take the team to the field. The Mumbai skipper missed the tour of South Africa due to a hamstring injury. But this time Rohit is returning after recovering from injury. Virat Kohli will take the field under Rohit’s captaincy.
This issue will also create a different excitement in the series. Because ‘Virat-Rohit’ controversy is a much studied chapter in the recent history of Indian cricket. Although the two did not say anything negative about it, the fact that there is a distance has been ignited by many things. Before the tour of South Africa, Rohit was given the lead in the national team in a limited over’s format. After that, for the first time, both are going to play together in the upcoming series.
Meanwhile, Ravichandran Ashwin will not be available in the upcoming series even if Rohit Sharma returns. He was called up for the national team in the ODI series against South Africa. But he will have to stay out of the field for a few weeks to get injured again. In that case, the experienced offspinner may return to the national team in the Sri Lanka series to be held in February-March.
Rabindra Jadeja has recently been seen bowling and batting in the NCA. But the selectors will make the final decision based on his fitness report. However, Hardik Pandya is still not fully fit. Despite being on the Proteas tour, Bhubaneswar Kumar may not get a chance in the squad for the series at home.
The team selection for the series against the West Indies was scheduled for January 25. But it was not possible in the absence of Rahul Dravid and some selectors. Many had to travel 24 hours to reach India from South Africa. That is why the team selection was postponed. The Indian team will play 3 ODI and 3 Twenty20 series against the Caribbean.