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Rohit Sharma fit to lead India vs West Indies; Bhuvneshwar, Ashwin under scanner as Hardik back in-game

Rohit Sharma, India’s white-ball captain, is ready to lead his team against the West Indies in a six-match white-ball series that begins on February 6 in Ahmedabad with three one-day internationals.

After missing the South Africa tour due to a left hamstring injury, Rohit is ready to lead the side. The T20 matches against the Caribbean team will take place in Kolkata from February 16 to 20.
On condition of anonymity, a top BCCI source informed PTI, “Rohit is fit and available for the series against the West Indies.”
“By the time the West Indies series begins, Rohit will have completed more than seven and a half weeks of rehabilitation and recovery.”
The team selection meeting, which is slated to take place this week, will be interesting because certain experienced players, including Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravichandran Ashwin, will be scrutinized after their lackluster performance against South Africa in their 0-3 ODI series setback.

He is currently practicing in Mumbai and will travel to Bangalore for a fitness test and to receive formal approval from the National Cricket Academy, according to the source. For the time being, Rohit will be named Test captain, though the BCCI will explore other choices considering his workload and the responsibility that comes with guiding India in two World Cups in a row in 2022 and 2023.
KL Rahul’s maiden term as captain is said to have failed to meet expectations, and he will have to stay an apprentice under Rohit until he is ready to lead the national squad shortly.
Even if it is unclear whether Hardik Pandya can bowl full power in the nets, Venkatesh Iyer’s relative inexperience at No.6 and Rahul Dravid’s admission that the colorful Baroda man was missed could pave the way for his comeback against the West Indies.
Ravindra Jadeja appears to be close to full fitness and will play either against the West Indies or against Sri Lanka in the following match.
Bumrah could be resting. The workload management of Jasprit Bumrah is critical for this Indian side, and he could be rested for the remaining six matches.
Ravindra Jadeja appears to be close to full fitness and will play either against the West Indies or against Sri Lanka in the following match.
Bumrah could be resting. The workload management of Jasprit Bumrah is critical for this Indian side, and he could be rested for the remaining six matches.
However, Bhuvneshwar, whose form has dwindled, may be discarded, while Ashwin, who made his ODI comeback against South Africa’s white-ball leg, maybe given another series.
Avesh Khan and Harshal Patel, for example, could return to the T20 squad.