India squad unchanged for West Indies tri-series
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.