Hope misses out as Windies rally

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Indian cricketers Jasprit Bumrah Bhuvneshwar Kumar Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal warm up during a training session
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28 October, 2018

The biggest decision of the day though was to keep Dhoni out of the T20I teams selected for playing both West Indies and Australia thereafter. "When someone like Hardik is not playing, who gives you both bowling and batting option, it is hard to get the balance", Kohli said.

Rohit Sharma (C), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed, Umesh Yadav, Shahbaz Nadeem. Rohit Sharma will lead the side in his absence.

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.

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Asked after the match what his celebration was all about, Nurse said that it was dedicated to an Indian friend he made during the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The left-arm spinner picked up 8 for 10 in September and is part of five spin options that India have chosen to play West Indies, alongside the incumbents Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, and allrounders Krunal Pandya and Washington Sundar. Shai Hope top-scored with 95, impinged just short of successive hundreds by a searing yorker from Bumrah, but the rest of the batsmen couldn't collectively bring themselves to scoring against a revamped Indian bowling attack, that also featured Bhuvneshwar Kumar's return and Khaleel Ahmed's audition.

Less than 24 hours after Indian selectors dropped him from the T20I squads for the upcoming series against the West Indies and Australia, Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday produced a couple of brilliant dismissals.

The 3rd ODI between India and West Indies will be played at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune from 01:30 PM IST.


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