India will be playing against West Indies for the white ball series where some of the supreme veterans of the blue might miss out the ODI format and Virat Kohli along with Jasprit Bumrah are rested throughout the series.
Jason Holder makes a positive comeback to the West Indies team after a long time. Holder was rested for the recently-concluded home series against Bangladesh, where the hosts suffered 3-0 defeat.
West Indies ODI squad: Nicholas Pooran (C), Shai Hope (vc), Shamarh Brooks, Keacy Carty, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Gudakesh Motie, Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell, Jayden Seales
Romario Shepherd, an all-arounder, and Anderson Phillip, a pacer, were left off the team that competed against Bangladesh for the India series. Despite playing in all three games, Shepherd only bowled a total of 10 overs and failed to pick up a wicket. He also struggled at the bat, finishing with totals of 15 (19), 4 (14) and 19. (22). Additionally, Phillip was without a wicket in the one game he played.
“As we all know Jason is one of the leading all-round cricketers in the world and we’re happy to have him back in the team. He will be refreshed, re-energized and ready to go and we can expect to see his brilliance on the field as well as meaningful contributions off the field as well,” West Indies chief selector Desmond Haynes said.
“We had a very challenging three matches against Bangladesh in Guyana so we will be looking to rebound when we face India in the conditions in Trinidad. We have seen some growth among some players, but overall we need to regroup and play better against the Indians,” Haynes said.
Gudakesh Motie, a left-arm spinner who is 27 years old and made his debut in the Bangladesh series and ended up being one of the few bright spots for the home team with six wickets, has kept his place.
With matches on July 22, 24, and 27, West Indies will begin the white-ball series against India.