Shikhar Dhawan to lead ODI squad in West Indies

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Shikhar Dhawan will lead India in the three-match ODI series on their tour of West Indies later this month, the BCCI announced on Wednesday (July 6). Ravindra Jadeja will serve as Dhawan’s deputy in a 16-member squad that has notable absentees in Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami as well as the injured KL Rahul.

Dhawan led India thrice in ODIs last year on the tour of Sri Lanka when other senior players were involved with the Test side in England. Like in that series, he’ll have Ruturaj Gaikwad as a possible opening partner with the national selectors also bringing Shubman Gill back into the ODI setup for the first time since the tour of Australia in 2020.

Squad: Shikhar Dhawan (C), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Ravindra Jadeja (VC), Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj, Arshdeep Singh