India tour of West Indies 2023

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Tilak Varma gets maiden call up as India announce squad for T20 series against West Indies

06 Jul 2023

The BCCI on Wednesday announced the T20 squad for the upcoming 5-match West Indies series with Mumbai Indians batter Tilak Varma getting his maiden call up in the Indian team.

Leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi also made comeback into the team which will be led by captain Hardik Pandya with Suryakumar Yadav in as his deputy. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, however, have not been included in the squad.

Varma has been a notable member of the Mumbai Indians side for the past two seasons and with a strike-rate of 142-plus in 47 games, batting at No 5 has obviously attracted the national selection panel’s, led by Ajit Agarkar, attention.

While KKR left-hander Rinku Singh has missed out, it was more about not having a slot at the same position, considering there will be Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya and Sanju Samson also in the middle-order.

Yashasvi Jaiswal, who is set to make his Test debut next week, is also a part of the T20 squad after a stupendous IPL

Two players who have made international comebacks are pacer Avesh Khan and the aforementioned Bishnoi.

The team has three wrist spinners with Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal also being part of the 15-member squad.

India’s T20I squad: Ishan Kishan (wk), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Surya Kumar Yadav (VC), Sanju Samson (wk), Hardik Pandya (C), Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar.

T20 series schedule

1st T20I: August 3, Brian Lara Stadium, Trinidad
2nd T20I: August 6, Providence Stadium, Guyana
3rd T20I: August 8, Providence Stadium, Guyana
4th T20I: August 12, Central Broward Regional Park Stadium, Lauderhill, Florida
5th T20I: August 13, Central Broward Regional Park Stadium, Lauderhill, Florida

Matches

Afghanistan vs Ireland 2024

Only Test, Tolerance Oval, 28 Feb - 01 Mar 2024

Afgh Afgh
155/10 & 218/10 (. ov)
Ire Ire
263/10 & 111/4 (. ov) (Target 111

Ireland won by 6 wickets

England tour of India 2024

4th Test, Ranchi, 23-26 Feb 2024

Eng Eng
353/10 & 145/10 (. ov)
Ind Ind
307/10 & 192/5 (. ov) (Target 192

India won by 5 wickets

Australia tour of New Zealand 2024

3rd T20I, Auckland, 25 Feb 2024

Aus Aus
118/4 & / (10.4 ov)
NZ NZ
98/3 & / (10. ov) (Target 126

Australia won by 27 runs (DLS method)

Australia tour of New Zealand 2024

2nd T20I (N), Auckland, 23 Feb 2024

Aus Aus
174/10 & / (19.5 ov)
NZ NZ
102/10 & / (17. ov) (Target

Australia won by 72 runs