Shikhar Dhawan axed after poor run show in England tour, even his Man of the series performance not helped him to earn his place in 2 Match Test series against West Indies. Which also means chances of him getting selected for Australian tour is fewer. Mayank Agarwal and Mohammed Siraj’s after successful domestic seasons were rewarded with maiden India call-up o Saturday.
Mayank, on the other hand, was the top scorer in the last Ranji Trophy season with 1160 runs in 8 matches.
Mayank Agarwal Batting Stats
Mumbai’s Prithvi Shaw has retained his place in the side after failing to make the playing XI in the last two Tests in England.
Murali Vijay, who was dropped for the last two Tests in England, was once again left out of the squad while Dinesh Karthik and Karun Nair — both of whom were part of in the India Test squad for the Test series in England — have also been left out.
Karun Nair, who was not played in a single Test against England has been axed which is a shocking move.
Hanuma Vihari, was preffered over Karun Nair as he made a fighting half century on his debut at the Oval in the final Test.
Selectors rested both Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
“Taking stock of the recent workload, the selectors have decided to rest Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Both Ishant Sharma and Hardik Pandya were not considered for selection as they are yet to recover from their injuries,” a BCCI statement read.
Allrounder Hardik Pandya and bowler Ishant Sharma have been ruled out due to injury.
Team India Squad for West Indies Series
|Virat Kohli ©|
|KL Rahul||R Ashwin|
|Prithvi Shaw||Ravindra Jadeja|
|Mayank Agarwal||Kuldeep Yadav|
|Cheteshwar Pujara||Mohammed Shami|
|Ajinkya Rahane (VC)||Umesh Yadav|
|Hanuma Vihari||Mohammed Siraj|
|Rishabh Pant (WK)||Shardul Thakur|
The first test against India will be held in Rajkot from October 4-8, with the second in Hyderabad from October 12-16.