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BCCI Announces India T20I squad for West Indies Tour 2023

As India’s West Indies Tour is scheduled to happen between July 12 and August 13, India T20I squad for West Indies Tour 2023 has been announced by BCCI.

India T20I squad for West Indies

On Wednesday, BCCI announced the T20I squad for the upcoming West Indies series which includes Mumbai Indians batsman Tilak Varma who received his maiden call-up in the Indian team. However, senior players like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are not included in the squad.

The squad will be led by Hardik Pandya with Suryakumar Yadav as his deputy. The squad includes Leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi who gives a comeback to the team.s

India T20I squad for West Indies
Tilak Varma (Image: IPL)

On the other hand, KKR’s left-handed batsman Rinku Singh had missed out, not having a slot in the same position, covering with Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, and Sanju Samson in the middle order.

Yashavi Jaswal is about to make a debut in the Test Series of the West Indies tour next week, also included in the T20I squad after an impressive IPL.

Avesh Khan gives international comeback joining Bishnoi on West Indies Tour. The wrist Spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal also being part of the T20I squad.

India’s T20I squad for West Indies Tour 2023

Ishan Kishan (wk), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Surya Kumar Yadav (VC), Sanju Samson (wk), Hardik Pandya (C), Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar.

Players To Earn Maiden Callup

After a terrific start in the Mumbai Indians team joining them in 2022, Tilak Varma had played 25 matches up to date in his IPL career and has scored a total of 740 runs, with an average of 38.95. It includes three half-centuries, with his highest IPL score of 84 runs.

Tilak has struck 55 fours and 39 sixes in his IPL career. He played his last IPL match against Gujarat at Narendra Modi Stadium, scoring 43 runs off 14 balls. He was auctioned for INR 1.70 crores by Mumbai Indians in the IPL auction 2023.

Jaiswal has an average of 80.21 in 15 games, scoring 1845 runs with nine centuries and two half-centuries. Jaiswal also has an average of 53.96 in 32 List A games, becoming the youngest double-centurion in the format when he scored 203 runs off just 154 balls for Mumbai in January 2019, scoring against Jharkhand at the age of 17.

Yashasvi Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal(Image: IPL)

Yashasvi Jaiswal made his debut in 2020, but the season 2023 turned out to be the most important aspect in deciding his career.  Only playing 14 matches for Rajasthan Royals, the batter scored 625 runs at a superb strike of 163.61. His average in the season was around 48.08.

He scored a century but should have been considered as two due to his score of 98 off just 47 balls in his side Rajasthan Royals’ nine-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders. Jaiswal now has the record for the fastest IPL 50s in that match and came within a ball of equalling Yuvraj Singh’s record of the fastest fifty overall in T20 cricket.

India vs West Indies Tour 2023

India will make its much-awaited return to the field after the finals of the World Test Championship 2023. The match will kick off the West Indies Series with Two-Test match series. Despite losing the WTC, the selectors have only added young players giving a maiden Test call-up.

As the players have reached the host’s ground, they are about to start the preparations soon. With its current performance, West Indies would not be much of a challenge for Team India and they are expected to win Test and ODI with ease. But West Indies shall put some competition in the T20I series against India.

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