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Cricket: Rishabh Pant gets ODI call-up against West Indies, Kohli back as captain

(Reuters) – Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant may make his one-day worldwide debut for India after he was picked of their 14-man squad for the primary two matches against West Indies, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) mentioned on Thursday.

Cricket – India Nets – Edgbaston, Birmingham, Britain – July 31, 2018 India’s Rishabh Pant throughout nets Action Images by way of Reuters/Andrew Boyers

Pant, who has impressed with 114 and 92 in his earlier two take a look at appearances, has changed an inconsistent Dinesh Karthik as cowl for first-choice keeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Karthik couldn’t convert begins into massive scores on the Asia Cup and completed with a complete of 146 in six matches, lacking the chance to safe the quantity 4 spot India have been seeking to fill forward of the 50-over World Cup subsequent 12 months.

Captain Virat Kohli has returned to the squad after lacking the Asia Cup, however fast bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah had been rested.

After proving his health in take a look at matches against England and West Indies, quick bowler Mohammed Shami was added to the one-day squad to bolster the tempo assault.

Fast bowlers Deepak Chahar and Siddarth Kaul, who featured in a single match every on the Asia Cup, had been neglected whereas left-arm fast Khaleel Ahmed saved his place within the squad.

The five-match ODI collection kicks off in Guwahati on Oct. 21 earlier than transferring to Visakhapatnam on Oct. 24. Pune, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram will host the opposite three matches.

India lead the take a look at collection 1-Zero forward of the second and ultimate match in Hyderabad, which begins on Friday.

Full squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Khaleel Ahmed, Shardul Thakur

Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis

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