West Indies tri-series

India squad unchanged for West Indies tri-series

ESPNcricinfo staff

June 17, 2013

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Ravindra Jadeja celebrates with team-mates after picking up a wicket, India v West Indies, Champions Trophy, Group B, The Oval, June 11, 2013
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India team for tri-series v WI, SL

  • MS Dhoni (capt/wk), Shikhar Dhawan, M Vijay, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Irfan Pathan, Amit Mishra, Vinay Kumar

India have named an unchanged squad from the one playing in the Champions Trophy for the ODI tri-series in the West Indies, which begins on June 28. The continuity is reflective of the team's success in the ongoing tournament, where they have reached the semi-finals after winning all their group matches.

The squad includes five seam bowlers in Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Irfan Pathan and Vinay Kumar, and three spinners: R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Amit Mishra. MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik and M Vijay constitute the batting.

India will travel to the West Indies following the Champions Trophy, for the series that also includes the hosts and Sri Lanka.

The make-up of the squad indicates that the Indian selectors, in relation to the one-day team, have turned their focus firmly on World Cup 2015. India had fielded a new-look team for the Champions Trophy, dropping seniors like Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh. These players as well as others - including Zaheer Khan, Virender Sehwag and Harbhajan Singh - who had been central to India's success over the previous decade but have had form and injury issues of late, remain sidelined.

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Posted by amardhembare on (June 24, 2013, 14:10 GMT)

een forgotten already! Praveen has the best record of all pace bowlers to have ever played for India and he was a great success, here, in Australia - the wickets here suit his bowling. With the next WC being in Australia, Praveen would be a great addition - even at the expense of Vinay Kumar.een forgotten already! Praveen has the best record of all pace bowlers to have ever played for India and he was a great success, here, in Australia - the wickets here suit his bowling. With the next WC being in Australia, Praveen would be a great addition - even at the expense of Vinay Kumar.een forgotten already! Praveen has the best record of all pace bowlers to have ever played for India and he was a great success, here, in Australia - the wickets here suit his bowling. With the next WC being in Australia, Praveen would be a great addition - even at the expense of Vinay Kumar.een forgotten already! Praveen has the best record of all pace bowlers to have ever played for India and he was a great s

Posted by Nagu152 on (June 24, 2013, 13:48 GMT)

Team India is now ready to take the World without any fear, they are good as fielding, bowling and Batting, some of players are good to play short ball without fear, Dhawan Six shows that.... Good team by Selectors.

Posted by   on (June 24, 2013, 13:13 GMT)

I still feel the likes of MS Dhoni, Ravi Ashwin, Ravi Jadeja & V Kohli are playing non stop cricket ever since the England Test Series (these men play all the 3 formats & are regular starters). Considering that we have an away seriesl against Zimbabwe, some Champions League games & Australia ODI series before the big series vs SA., its high time these 4 men are replaced in the squad atleast for Tri-Series.

Replace MSD --> Yuvraj Singh Ashwin --> Harbhajan Singh Kohli --> Rahane Jadeja --> Ojha

It could very well serve as a squad rotation as well as give likes Rahane, Bhajji much needed cricket.

My ideal XI : 1.Rohit (captain) 2. Dhawan 3. Rahane 4.Karthik (WK) 5.Yuvraj Singh 6.Raina 7.Harbhajan 8.Ojha 9. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar 10.Umesh Yadav 11.Ishant Sharma

Comments may come regarding reverting back to Yuvi & Bhajji but Bhajji was seriously very good in IPL. And replace Vijay for Gauti. One of the better chances to experiment this time around.

Posted by   on (June 24, 2013, 11:44 GMT)

Dhoni pl keep it now for tri series now

Posted by   on (June 24, 2013, 11:36 GMT)

I think this team is better. But instead of vijay, gambhir would be the best option in the squad. Gambhir can play as an opener or an one down position. Atleast for ZIM tour Gambhir should be picked into the squad. GAMBHIR is a better ODI player and big match winner than Vijay. I was surprised why dhoni was not using IRFAN PATHAN in playing XI while umesh yadav is expensive. Even umesh having pace,but not having much control on it. Inclusion of IRFAN PATHAN also increases the depth in batting and also can bowl well.

Posted by patil85 on (June 24, 2013, 7:49 GMT)

i think irfan pathan and vinay kumar should be given a chance and umesh yadav should be rested

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