India’s Test & ODI Squad Announces: Ruturaj, Jaiswal and Mukesh gets chance in India vs West Indies tour – IND vs WI 2023

The BCCI has revealed the ODI and Test squad for the highly anticipated (IND vs WI series) India tour of West Indies in 2023. India has an exciting upcoming venture in store after the WTC 2023 Final.

BCCI revealed Test & ODI squad for upcoming India vs West Indies Tour 2023

India vs West indies 2023 (IND vs WI 2023)
IND vs WI Series 2023

The BCCI has announced the One Day and Test teams for the West Indies tour, with several major changes being made. The Test team does not include the regular player Cheteshwar Pujara, while Ajinkya Rahane has been reinstated as the vice-captain in the team.

The BCCI has once again shown confidence in Rohit Sharma as the captain of the Indian team. The Indian cricket board has appointed him as the captain for both Test and One Day formats, while Hardik Pandya has been appointed as the vice-captain for the One Day team.

BCCI Announces ODI Squad for IND vs WI 2023 Series

Led by Rohit Sharma, the team comprises a formidable lineup including Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Surya Kumar Yadav, Sanju Samson as the wicketkeeper, Ishan Kishan as the backup wicketkeeper, Hardik Pandya as the Vice-Captain, Shardul Thakur, R Jadeja, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik, and Mukesh Kumar.

BCCI Announces Test Squad for IND vs WI 2023 Series

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has officially announced the Test squad for the upcoming 2-match series between India and West Indies in 2023. Led by Rohit Sharma, the team features a strong roster consisting of Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ajinkya Rahane as the Vice-Captain, KS Bharat as the wicketkeeper, Ishan Kishan as the backup wicketkeeper, R Ashwin, R Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, and Navdeep Saini.

IND vs WI Tests: Rohit Sharma’s Captaincy in the Spotlight

Rohit Sharma is set to reclaim the captain’s position for the 2 Test matches against West Indies, commencing on July 12 in Dominica. However, discussions regarding his future in the longest format of the game are expected to take place following the series.

IND vs WI Tests: Gaikwad and Jaiswal in Contention

Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ruturaj Gaikwad, the promising Indian batters, are likely to earn a spot in the upcoming Test series against West Indies. With decisions yet to be made about the inclusion of Cheteshwar Pujara, this presents a golden opportunity for the young talents in the upcoming tour.

IND vs WI Tests: KS Bharat to Continue as the Wicketkeeper

Despite his underwhelming performance with the bat at the Oval, KS Bharat is expected to retain his position as the wicketkeeper in the Test squad as Rishabh Pant continues to recover from injuries sustained in a car crash. It will be intriguing to see if Ishan Kishan manages to secure a spot in the team, adding further competition to the wicketkeeping position.

IND vs WI Tests: Arshdeep and Umran Likely to be Included

Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik are strong contenders to earn a place in the Test squad for the upcoming series against the Windies. Reports suggest that Siraj might accompany the squad, although he might be utilized sparingly to ensure his fitness for the limited-overs assignments later this year.

IND vs WI Tests: Cheteshwar Pujara’s Place Under Scrutiny

While Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, and Ajinkya Rahane are virtually assured of their spots in the squad for the two Test matches in Dominica and Trinidad, there remains uncertainty surrounding Cheteshwar Pujara’s inclusion. Cricbuzz reports that his place in the team is currently in question.

Schedule for India vs West Indies 2023 matches

Here’s the schedule for the India vs West Indies 2023 for all three formats (Test, ODI and T20) matches:

Test schedule for IND vs WI 2023

The inaugural Test match will take place at Windsor Park in Dominica, spanning from July 12th to July 16th. Subsequently, the second Test will be held at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad from July 20th to July 24th. This second Test holds historical significance as it marks the 100th Test between India and West Indies. Both Test matches are scheduled to commence at 7:30 PM IST.

The two Test matches hold significant weight as it will contribute to the 2023-25 World Test Championship cycle. India’s most recent visit to the West Indies occurred in 2022, resulting in a resounding triumph of 4-1 in the T20 series and a clean sweep of 3-0 in the ODI series. The last time India played a Test match in the West Indies dates back to 2019.

The schedule for the highly anticipated two-match Test series between West Indies and India has been confirmed as follows:

1st Test, West Indies vs India Wed, 12th July 7:30 PM Dominica

2nd Test, West Indies vs India Thu, 20th July 7:30 PM Trinidad

ODI schedule for IND vs WI 2023

The first two ODIs are set to be hosted at Kensington Oval in Barbados on July 27th and 29th, while the series concludes at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad on August 1st. The ODI matches will commence at 7 PM IST.

1st ODI, West Indies vs India Thu, 27th July 7:00 PM Barbados

2nd ODI, West Indies vs India Sat, 29th July 7:00 PM Barbados

3rd ODI, West Indies vs India Tue, 1st Aug             7:00 PM Tauroba 

T20 schedule for IND vs WI 2023

The T20I series begins in Trinidad on August 3rd, followed by two matches in Guyana on August 6th and 8th. The final leg of the tour will see both teams traveling to Lauderhill, Florida, USA, to compete in the last two T20Is on August 12th and 13th. The T20I matches will commence at 8 PM IST.

1st T20, West Indies vs India Thu, 3rd Aug           8:00 PM Tauroba

2nd T20, West Indies vs India Sun, 6th Aug           8:00 PM Guyana

3rd T20, West Indies vs India Tue, 8th Aug           8:00 PM Guyana

4th T20, West Indies vs India Sat, 12th Aug           8:00 PM Lauderhill

5th T20, West Indies vs India Sun, 13th Aug         8:00 PM Lauderhill

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