Published: Fri, June 16, 2017
Sports | By Mabel Barber

Pant, Kuldeep on flight to WI, no clarity on Kumble

Pant, Kuldeep on flight to WI, no clarity on Kumble

On the other hand, the only two players to not be picked from the squad, which is now playing in England, are Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah.

Opener Rohit Sharma, who is also now with the national squad in England for the eight-team marquee event, is a notable omission from the Virat Kohli-led side.

Virat Kohli-led India play Windies (Cricket West Indies has renamed the national team) in the five-match ODI series starting on June 23 and a lone Twenty20 match on July 9. Both the players have been doing quite well of late, and Pant's IPL performance seems to have opened the doors for him.

However, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah have not been included in the 15.

He also notched up 326-ball 308 in the domestic Ranji Trophy last season. The 22-year-old picked 35 wickets in eight games for Uttar Pradesh.

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Pant, an explosive batsman and wicketkeeper, and Kuldeep were among the five players kept on standby for the Champions Trophy.

It is understood that Anil Kumble will remain India's coach for the West Indies tour.

The BCCI has hinted Kumble could stay on for the West Indies tour.

Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni (wk), Yuvraj Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Dinesh Karthik. The fast bowling unit looks solid with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, and Mohammed Shami, with Pandya providing backup.

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