Dhoni dropped from T20I series against Windies, Australia

Tyler Owen
October 27, 2018

But Dhoni, who led India to its inaugural World T20 triumph in 2007 and the 50-over World Cup title in 2011, finds his name missing in the 16-member T20 squads.

Dhoni, 37, despite being a sharp planner and a safe and agile hand behind the stumps, has been struggling to finish matches with the bat, something that came naturally to him at his peak and made him a modern legend. From seven matches, the senior campaigner has managed 123 runs at a strike rate of more than 150. He is all geared up for this game which could be a series victor. Rohit Sharma has once again earned a ticket to Australia. "After that, we will take a call", Prasad said.

Veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel has also found a place in the Test squad. Since then, he travelled to England as part of the T20I squads, although he got a chance to bat in only one of the three matches.

Such has been the nature of the ODI series that Indian selectors had to recall frontline pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar back in the squad.

Here's the squad: M Vijay, Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane (C), Parthiv Patel (wk), K Gowtham, Shahbaz Nadeem, Md Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, R Gurbani, Vijay Shankar, KS Bharath.

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But Harry wasn't having it, simply telling them: "I'm in the middle of a conversation, and I'm not going to leave this". They stopped in Fiji to refuel en route to Australia and managed to squeeze in a brief engagement.

Meanwhile, the selection committee also announced the comeback of all-rounder Kedar Jadhav for the fourth and fifth One-day Internationals against the Windies.

India skipper Virat Kohli exuded confidence in his players ahead of the ODI series against the West Indies saying "bowlers are bowling well".

Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rishabh Pant (wk), Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvenshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed, Umesh Yadav and Shahbaz Nadeem.

The selectors have also picked up India A team for first Four Day game against New Zealand A.

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