Bhuvneshwar Kumar , Jasprit Bumrah called up for last three ODIs against West Indies.

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) named the squad for the final three ODIs against West Indies which will be played on October 27, 30 and November 1 respectively. India are currently leading in the series 1-0. The hosts started the series with an emphatic win as they chased down a target of 323 in 42.1 overs at loss of just two wickets. The second ODI of the series ended in a tie as both the teams finished on a score of 321. During the same ODI, Virat Kohli became the quickest batsman to score 10,000 runs in ODIs. Among the biggest changes in the team, Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have marked their return.

The only player that has dropped out of the squad from the first 2 ODIs is Mohammed Shami. In terms of the performance, though, Shami was the best Indian pacer in the series so far while Khaleel and Umesh struggled to bag wickets. Khaleel was even dropped out of the playing XI for the second ODI as India went for a third spinner in the form of Kuldeep Yadav.

While Khaleel and Umesh will most likely warm the bench as Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar complete the 3-spin and 2-seam bowling attack for India. What also remains to be seen if KL Rahul and Manish Pandey get the opportunities in the playing XI, having warmed the bench for the first 2 ODIs.

After the conclusion of ODI series, both the teams will play three-match T20I series which will start on November 4. The next T20Is will be played on November 7 and 11. Here is India’s squad for last three ODIs –

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India squad for last three ODIs named

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) named the squad for the final three ODIs against West Indies which will be played on October 27, 30 and November 1 respectively. India are currently leading in the series 1-0. The hosts started the series with an emphatic win as they chased down a target of 323 in 42.1 overs at loss of just two wickets. The second ODI of the series ended in a tie as both the teams finished on a score of 321. During the same ODI, Virat Kohli became the quickest batsman to score 10,000 runs in ODIs. Among the biggest changes in the team, Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have marked their return.

The only player that has dropped out of the squad from the first 2 ODIs is Mohammed Shami. In terms of the performance, though, Shami was the best Indian pacer in the series so far while Khaleel and Umesh struggled to bag wickets. Khaleel was even dropped out of the playing XI for the second ODI as India went for a third spinner in the form of Kuldeep Yadav.

While Khaleel and Umesh will most likely warm the bench as Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar complete the 3-spin and 2-seam bowling attack for India. What also remains to be seen if KL Rahul and Manish Pandey get the opportunities in the playing XI, having warmed the bench for the first 2 ODIs.

After the conclusion of ODI series, both the teams will play three-match T20I series which will start on November 4. The next T20Is will be played on November 7 and 11. Here is India’s squad for last three ODIs –

Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey

India has announced their 15-man squad for the final three ODIs against Windies and there have been few changes made by the selectors. Mohammed Shami has been left out while ODI regulars Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah return to the squad.

This means that India will be playing a completely changed bowling attack in the third ODI and we try to predict the side which could take the field on Saturday

Rohit Sharma

Despite failing in the second ODI where he managed just four runs, Rohit Sharma will be one of the first names on the team list. The opener slammed a majestic ton in the first ODI and is one of the vital cogs of the Indian batting line-up. Rohit will look to get a few big ones under his belt as he will eye more consistency before the all-important World Cup next year.

Shikhar Dhawan

Southpaw Shikhar Dhawan forms a very lethal partnership with Rohit at the top and the team management will not want to tinker with something that isn’t broken. Despite KL Rahul waiting in the wings for the hosts in the series, it seems highly unlikely that he will get a chance to play in his desired opening slot, at least in the next match.

Virat Kohli

India skipper Virat Kohli has now scored two centuries in as many matches in the series and will look for a hat-trick in Pune. There is no stopping Kohli at the moment and his consistency has been simply surreal. Till the time the series is in the bag for the hosts, it seems impossible to imagine that Kohli will opt to sit out of a game as he searches for another series win at home.

Ambati Rayudu

Middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu once again illustrated his importance to the side with a well-made 73 in Vizag. After the fall of openers, Rayudu stitched together a brilliant partnership with Kohli to bail the Indian team out of trouble. Kohli lauded Rayudu’s ‘professional knock’ in the second ODI and the right-hander is all but assured of a place in the playing XI for the third ODI.

Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant hasn’t had a chance to showcase his batting prowess yet since being handed the ODI cap in the first match of the series. Pant didn’t bat in the first ODI and could score just 17 in Vizag, where India needed quick runs at the end innings. Pant remains a long-term prospect for India and the team management will look to give him an extended stay in the line-up.

MS Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has promoted up the order in Vizag but he failed to make the most of it and was dismissed for 20. However, his position in the side remains safe as ever till the World Cup because other than his hard-hitting abilities, he brings a bucket-load of experience and know-how of the game, something which skipper Kohli taps into almost every game.

Ravindra Jadeja

All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has done a good job of replacing injured star Hardik Pandya in the side, since making his ODI comeback in the Asia Cup, last month. Jadeja picked two wickets in Guwahati and then curbed the flow of runs in Vizag when Shimron Hetmyer was going ballistic for the visitors. Not to forget that Jadeja is one of the best fielders in the world and stops runs in every game.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s ability to make the ball move both ways will come in handy against Windies in Pune. Along with Jasprit Bumrah, the duo makes up one of the most potent pace attacks in the world. Not just his bowling, but Bhuvneshwar is a very capable batsman as well, something which he has shown time and time again in the past.

Jasprit Bumrah

India will be boosted by the presence of the number one ODI bowler in the world — Jasprit Bumrah. The star pacer will look to hit the ground running and trouble the Windies batsman from the word go. Bumrah’s death bowling will also come in handy for the hosts against the power-packed Windies batting line-up.

Kuldeep Yadav

Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav scalped three crucial wickets in Vizag and was the best Indian bowler by a big margin. He was taken for plenty by Hetmyer and Shai Hope in the middle over but didn’t let that deter him and stuck to his guns. On the flat-track of Pune, India will need their premier ODI spinner to come to the fore once again.

Yuzvendra Chahal

Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal will most likely retain his place in the side as India is once again set to go in with their three-spinner strategy in Pune. Chahal scalped just one wicket in Vizag and was expensive as well, so he will look to make amends in the third ODI.

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