India's squad for West Indies series: Rohit Sharma's workload, out-of-form Shikhar Dhawan in focus

  • Nov 21, 2019
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The Indian team is scheduled to play 23 internationals against the West Indies, and the first game of the series will be played in Mumbai on December 6.
This is probably the last meeting chaired by MSK Prasad, where he leaves with the choice of the central district Gagan Khoda after finishing four years. Rohit could well rest in the ODI series of three games against the Caribbean team to be refreshed and rejuvenated in the tough New Zealand tour next year. India will play five international T20 trials, three ODI and two Black Caps tests.

The Indian team is scheduled to play 23 internationals against the West Indies, and the first game of the series will be played in Mumbai on December 6, followed by matches in Thiruvananthapuram (December 8) and Hyderabad (December 11).

The three ODIs will play in Chennai (15 December), Visakhapatnam (18 December) and Kotak (22 December).

Rohit's workload may be an important discussion point, playing around 60 competitive games (including IPL) this year.

In the current calendar year, Rohit played 25 ODIs and 11 Twenty20 Internationals, namely three ODIs and four T20Is more than Captain Virat Kohli, who rested twice.

While the responsibility will also be in Rohit to give his point of view, the possibility of giving him at least one break from the two formats looks strong.

The other person, who can feel the heat, is the first opening Shekhar Dhawan. Dhawan has not been at his best since returning to cricket after suffering an injury during the World Cup earlier this year.


An excellent form of Mayank Agarwal in cricket testing and a very good professional average in the A list of more than 50 and an attack rate greater than 100 made it a good choice to partner with KL Rahul in case of determinants of the third opening option. Nor is the future expected to come close to Helwan 34 long ago.

While he had scores of 41 (42 balls), 31 (27 balls) and 19 (16) in the T20I series of three games against Bangladesh, the left battle in Delhi was clear.

To make matters worse, he returned to the local cricket to regain its shape, but the results were encouraging. His scores in Mushtaq Ali T20's current trophy are 0 (9) against J&K, 9 (6) against Jharkhand, 19 (18) against Sikkim and 35 (33) against Odisha. On the other hand, one hundred exciting songs of Agarwal against Bangladesh in the first test in Indore had 28 limits and eight huge ones.

However, Dhawan can try before the selectors look for other options. The same applies to Rishabh Pant, who will wear big gloves with Sanju Samson on his heel and Mahendra Singh Doni in the training net. As Hardik Pandya (fracture of stress) continues, Gaspit Bumrah (back surgery), Navdeep Saini and Bufineshwar Kumar (lateral tension) are still recovering from their injuries, and Shivam Dubey and Chardol Thakur are expected to continue in the team.

All-terrain players, Washington Sunder Spinner, and spinning left arm Kunal Pandya are also under the scanner because of their disappointing performance. With Yuzvendra Chahal well and if Ravindra Jadeja has no other comfort, one can get the ax.

Deepak Chahar, India's new T20 commotion, is expected to lead the fast attack, but Khalil Ahmed's economy has been a problem. The left pacemaker leaked 81 passes in eight sums in the last T20I with numbers 1/37 and 1/44. He had been awarded seven consecutive limits during Rajkot T20I. Khalil, who debuted in India last year against the West Indies, failed to influence the professional economy rate of 9.00 at 13 T20I, while he had 5.81 exercises per 11 ODI.

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