India's white-ball regulars likely to miss the West Indies tour
As per a report in Cricbuzz, a couple of India's white-ball regulars are likely to miss the impending West Indies tour. It is understood that some of the senior players will skip the series, rather than the youngsters. Notably, India play are scheduled to play three ODIs and five T20Is against West Indies between July 22 and August 7 in the Caribbean and USA.
According to the report, the BCCI was supposed to announce Team India's squads on the sidelines of the Edgbaston Test. However, the national selectors are yet to finalize the same. It has been learned that the chairman of the Indian selection committee, Chetan Sharma, might talk to Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, and Rishabh Pant among others about the series.
All three ODIs will be played at Queen's Park Oval on July 22, 24, and 27 respectively. The Brian Lara Cricket Academy (Trinidad) will host the first T20I on July 29. Meanwhile, the second and third T20Is will be held at Warner Park (August 1 and 2). Lauderhill in Florida will host the last two matches on August 6 and 7.
The Indian squad that will take part in the white-ball leg in England has reached Southampton. Rohit Sharma, who missed the Edgbaston Test after suffering from COVID-19, is still in Birmingham. Meanwhile, the rest of the squad for the first T20I is set to begin the preparation. VVS Laxman, the coach of India's T20I side in Ireland, will also travel.
The squad for the first T20I in England includes the majority of players from the Ireland series. Test regulars Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Shreyas Iyer, and Rishabh Pant have been rested from the series opener. Meanwhile, the likes of Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Venkatesh Iyer, and Arshdeep Singh would not feature in the second and third T20Is.
England and India will be engaged in the white-ball series after the recently-concluded Edgbaston Test. The T20I series will commence on July 7 at The Rose Bowl, Southampton. Edgbaston and Trent Bridge will host the next two T20Is (July 9 and 10). The three ODIs will be held at Kennington Oval (July 12), Lord's (July 14), and Old Trafford (July 17).