India to announce squad for West Indies tour on July 19

back icon
safari
16 Jul 2019 | 12:47 PM
author
PTI

India to announce squad for West Indies tour on July 19

No clarity on MS Dhoni's availability ahead of bilateral series

heart

Share

The Indian team for next month’s tour of West Indies will be announced on July 19 but there is no clarity over the future of Mahendra Singh Dhoni ahead of the limited-overs leg beginning August 3.

Dhoni’s future has been widely speculated ever since India lost to New Zealand in the World Cup semifinal on July 9. The 38-year-old is expected to make an announcement on it in the coming few days.

“The selectors will meet in Mumbai on July 19. We have not heard from Dhoni but what is relevant is the communication between the player and selectors. If you ask me, Dhoni did well in the Word Cup but he is his own man. Only he can decide whether he wants to carry on or not,” a BCCI official told PTI after the Committee Of Administrators’ meeting here.

Skipper Virat Kohli and pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah are expected to be rested for the limited-overs leg comprising three T20s and as many ODIs before returning for the two-Test series starting August 22. The five-day matches will be part of the inaugural World Test Championship. 

There is also no official word on the availability of opener Shikhar Dhawan who is recovering from a thumb injury that cut short his World Cup campaign.

It was COA’s first meeting since India’s heartbreaking loss at Manchester but the Vinod Rai-led committee did not discuss the team’s performance. 

However, the three-member panel and CEO Rahul Johri, who joined in via video conferencing as he remains in London for the ICC meetings, did discuss the issue of players picking and choosing games.

Former greats like Sunil Gavaskar had questioned the BCCI for allowing the likes of Dhoni and Shikhar Dhawan to skip domestic cricket in the run-up to the World Cup.

“The question arises that who is allowing the players to pick and choose? Are they taking the call themselves or are they duly informing the selectors? The general feeling is that there needs to better communication on this issue,” said another BCCI official.

“You can’t pick and choose. Most World Cup-bound players played all games of the IPL and did not ask for rest back then,” he added.

heart
shareGray Share
Tags
MS DhoniIndia tour of West Indies

Related Articles

safari
NEWS
New selection committee's stance on Dhoni remains the same
The newly-appointed committee maintains that the former India captain will have to perform in the IPL to stake claim for a place in the T20 World Cup
userPTI
09 Mar 2020
safari
NEWS
I'm sure Dhoni has had communication with captain, selectors on future: Ganguly
"He's had communication with the captain, I am sure he has had communication with the selectors"
userPTI
29 Dec 2019
safari
NEWS
'Please ask him,' says Ganguly when asked if Dhoni will be part of T20 World Cup
The Indian wicketkeeper has not played for India since the 2019 World Cup semi-final against New Zealand
userPTI
01 Dec 2019
safari
NEWS
Dhoni starts training but not available for West Indies series
Dhoni has not played a competitive game since the World Cup semifinal
userPTI
16 Nov 2019
safari
NEWS
Dhoni unlikely to feature in Bangladesh series, Vijay Hazare Trophy
The former India captain last featured for India in the 2019 ICC World Cup
userPTI
23 Sep 2019
safari
NEWS
Hardik Pandya returns for South Africa T20Is
Rishabh Pant preferred over MS Dhoni
userPTI
29 Aug 2019
safari
NEWS
Dhoni pulls out of WI tour, takes two-month break
Dhoni is taking a break to serve his paramilitary regiment
userPTI
20 Jul 2019
safari
NEWS
Selection for West Indies: Focus on Dhoni's future, Kohli's availability
The squad will be picked on Friday.
userPTI
18 Jul 2019
safari
NEWS
CoA to meet with Kohli, Shastri to review India's World Cup performance
The CoA is also set to ask the selectors for a road map for India's World T20 campaign next year.
userPTI
12 Jul 2019
safari
NEWS
Kohli, Bumrah to be rested for limited-overs leg of West Indies tour
Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah will however be back for the two-Test series which is a part of the inaugural World Test Championship.
userPTI
23 Jun 2019
logo
Cricket like never before
Follow us on
FacebookTwitterLinkedin
@ 2020 cricket.com | All rights reserved