Rohit Sharma and other Indian stars were filmed arriving at the team hotel for the upcoming T20I series against West Indies.
- Rohit Sharma will be returning to captain the side in T20Is
- The last two match of the series will be played in Florida
- Ashwin and Kuldeep also make a return to the side after successful IPL 2022
The Indian contingent, led by captain Rohit Sharma, has landed in Trinidad for the upcoming T20I series against West Indies on Tuesday.
Sharma will be returning to lead the side after he was rested for the ongoing ODI series against the hosts. Shikhar Dhawan captained the side in the 35-year-old’s absence.
India will be facing the hosts in five matches which will begin on Friday, 29th July. The last two games of the series between the two teams will be played in Florida.
In a video released by BCCI on Twitter, Sharma was seen arriving at the team hotel along with the other Indian stars. Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kuldeep Yadav were also seen in the clip.
The Indian squad for the upcoming five-match T20I series is as follows:
India’s T20I squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi.
For the likes of Ashwin and Kuldeep, it is a welcome return to the squad. Both Indian spinners had a fantastic IPL with the Chinaman bowler picking up 21 wickets in his maiden season for Delhi Capitals. Ashwin, on the other hand, was instrumental in Rajasthan Royals’ run to the final and played a few crucial knocks with the bat.
Players like Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda and Axar Patel are already part of the Indian ODI team that clinched the series against the West Indies.
Both matches went down to the wire, with the visitors winning the first ODI by three runs.
The second match on Sunday saw Axar Patel play the role of a finisher for India. The all-rounder hit an incredible knock of 64 from 35 balls to see the visitors home in the last over with two balls to spare.
The final match of the series will be played on Wednesday, 27th July.