Rohit returns, Bishnoi gets maiden India call-up


Mumbai,  (UNI) Rohit Sharma returns to lead India in the upcoming home series against West Indies as the BCCI on Wednesday announced an 18-member squad. The 34-year-old Rohit had missed the India tour of South Africa due to a hamstring injury. Young leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi earned a maiden call-up, while Kuldeep Yadav makes a comeback as India rejigged their bowling unit. Other additions to the ODI squad are Deepak Hooda and Washington Sundar. Washington, who was ruled out of the South Africa tour due to Covid-19, has also been named for T20Is. Avesh Khan features in both the squads. Both Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami have been rested from the series. Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja too will not be available for the series as he is undergoing final stage of recovery post his knee injury. India are set to play three ODIs at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad from February 6, followed by the T20I series at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata from February 16. India ODI squad: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul (vc), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Surya Kumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wk), Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohd. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan India T20I squad: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul (vc), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Surya Kumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Ravi Bishnoi, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Mohd. Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel.