India will square off against West Indies in the three-match ODI series starting with the first game on Sunday at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The All-India Senior Selection Committee has added wicket-keeper batter Ishan Kishan and finisher Shahrukh Khan to the squad for the first ODI.
Meanwhile, Rohit also confirmed that in the absence of Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul and Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan will open along with him on Sunday.
The skipper also added that Mayank Agarwal who joined the team after the positive COVID cases in the Indian camp is unavailable for the first ODI as he joined the quarantine late.
“Ishan is the only option that we have and he will open. Mayank was added to the squad but he is still in isolation. He came late and we have some rules in place. If someone is travelling, we have to put them into quarantine,” he said.
“He has still not finished his quarantine, so Ishan will open the innings. Unless there’s an injury as we have training today and there is nothing of that sort. Fingers crossed,” he added.
Squad for the 1st ODI: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohd. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Ishan Kishan, Shahrukh Khan.
India will play 3 ODIs against West Indies followed by two T20Is.