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09 Nov 2018

India vs West Indies: BCCI announces squad for third T20I

Will Men in Blue test their bench strength?

India sealed the ongoing 3-match T20I series against West Indies by winning the first two matches.

The third and final T20I would be played on November 11 and the BCCI has already announced the squad for the same.

The key bowlers, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav have been rested.

Will Men in Blue test their bench strength in the dead rubber?

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Will Men in Blue test their bench strength?
Kaul drafted into the squad for final T20I

Squad

Kaul drafted into the squad for final T20I

The selection committee handed a call-up to pace bowler Siddarth Kaul and he is the only addition.

The three key bowlers were handed a rest, given India have a long tour of Australia, starting this month.

India would play a 3-match T20I series against Aussies from November 21-25.

Post that, there is the highly anticipated four-Test match series starting December 6.

India's squad for the third T20I against WI

Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, DK (wicket-keeper), Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddarth Kaul.

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Chance for Indian reserve players to express themselves

The main thing to look forward to, is whether India will provide with an opportunity to the fringe players to go out and express themselves in the third T20I.

The likes of Washington Sundar, Shreyas Iyer and debutant Shahbaz Nadeem could be handed positions in the starting XI.

India would be hoping to win the series by a 3-0 margin.

Pant's form a concern for Team India

Pant

Pant's form a concern for Team India

India will also be concerned regarding the form of Rishabh Pant.

He needs to get his act right after not being among the runs in ODIs as well.

Confidence will be a key issue for him, going into the T20Is and Tests against Australia.

It remains to be seen if Pant will make the cut in the playing XI tomorrow.

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