Dhoni dropped from T20I squad; Parthiv, Rohit back for Oz Tests

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India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed, Umesh Yadav, Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey. "So they will be getting a chance to keep and bat".

Hardik Pandya, who was injured during the Asia Cup, also misses out on both the series.

With Wriddhiman Saha still recovering from his injury, Patel was named as a back-up wicket-keeper to Pant, who has fared decently with both the gloves and the bat after his debut in England earlier this year. "As of now, he won't be ready till November 15".

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been dropped from India's Twenty20 teams for the home series against West Indies and the tour of Australia, it was announced after selectors revealed the squads Friday.

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Virat Kohli's 38th ODI century was not enough for India to pull through as West Indies notched a 43-run win in Pune and leveled the five-match series 1-1. The 23-year old last played a T20I in December 2017 but has since then become an important figure in the A team and also took over captaincy of the Delhi Daredevils.

With more variations in their repertoire in white ball cricket compared to the profligate Umesh Yadav and an inconsistent Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah are expected to make a significant difference, especially in the first Powerplay and the death overs.

India will lock horns with West Indies in the third ODI match on October 27 in Pune.

"With regards to Rohit, he is a good back-foot player and his game is much suited in Australia", said Prasad.

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