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Board of Control for Cricket in India has announced squads for India’s tour of the West Indies

Newdelhi :21/7/19:  The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced squads for India’s tour of the West Indies, starting from 3rd of next month. Virat Kohli will lead the Indian team for the Test, ODI and T20I series. Rohit Sharma will be Vice Captain in the ODI and T20 series. Ajinkya Rahane will be Kohli’s deputy in the Test series. Opener Shikhar Dhawan returns to India’s limited overs squad after recovering from a thumb injury. Rishabh Pant was picked in all three formats after MS Dhoni had made himself unavailable for the tour.

A notable inclusion has been veteran keeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha, who is back in the Test squad after undergoing a shoulder surgery for an injury, sustained during the 2018 IPL. From the World Cup squad, the prominent player to be dropped is Dinesh Karthik, while Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah have been rested as part of the board’s workload management programme. Bumrah, however, is part of the Test squad which also includes Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma Mohammad Shami  Hanuma Vihari and Umesh Yadav. Ravindra Jadeja and K.L.Rahul are included in all the three formats. Leg-spinner Rahul Chahar is the only new face across three formats. He is the younger cousin of seamer Deepak, who is also in the T20 squad. Others included in different squads are Bhuvaneswar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Navdeep Saini  Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer and Krunal Pandya.

India will play three-match Twenty20 Internationals and as many One-Day Internationals, followed by two-Test series against West Indies.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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