After the two-match Test series between India and the West Indies, the five-match ODI series will also be played. The selection of the ODI team is to be held today. Without Virat and Dhoni, the team can fall into the series.
Due to the poor batting form of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the selectors can now place Rishabh Pant in the squad for the limited overs phase of the current home series against the West Indies during the selection committee’s meeting. It is not certain whether the team will be selected for the first three matches or for the full series.
India will have to play five-match ODI series from October 21, while the three-match Twenty20 series from 4 November. The burden of work on captain Virat Kohli is also an important issue, but it is unlikely that he would like to take rest from the series. Apart from this, Dhoni’s cover can be discussed between selectors and team management. Dhoni’s wicketkeeping is sharp but his batting form has declined.
A senior BCCI official with information on selection matters said on Wednesday: “We all know that Dhoni will play till the World Cup but there is no harm in refining Pant, who can be a fantastic batsman at number six or seventh. , Which has the ability to eliminate the match. ‘ After the first Test century in The Oval, Pant played 92 runs in Rajkot, after which the demand for the 20-year-old wicketkeeper batsman to be included in the team is accelerating.
Dinesh Karthik can be out
Dinesh Karthik has been part of the team but his performance is lacking in consistency and on important occasions he has failed to finish the match which is concerned about the management of the team management. The selectors can also consider a few other options apart from this. Kedar Jadhav is upset about his leg muscles and has gone out of the limited overs phase, which has created a place in the middle order. Ambati Rayudu’s selection is almost certain after the good show in the Asia Cup, whether or not he decides to play Kohli or not. After the break from the current Test series, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jaspreet Bumrah are almost certain to return.
Jadeja will be replaced by Akshar Patel!
Ravindra Jadeja is also expected to get a place in the team after the impressive performance of Akshar Patel. Manish Pandey, though, can be out of the team who has failed to do well in the last few editions.