Senior Indian bowlers Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav have been rested by the team management for the third T20I the West Indies which is to he played on Sunday.
Speedster Siddharth Kaul has been added to the side.
India already have won the series 2-0 with the third game remaining. The hosts won the 1st game in Kolkata by five wickets riding on a patient knock from Dinesh Karthik with the bowlers setting up the victory.
In the second math in Lucknow, it was stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma who bludgeoned his way to a hundred and set the tone for a 71-run win which gave them an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match affair.
Now that the team management has decided to rest these key bowlers for the inconsequential match, it would provide a perfect opportunity to the likes of Shahbaz Nadeem, Washington Sundar and Siddharth Kaul to showcase their talent and impress the selectors, keeping in mind the 2019 World Cup next year.
Recently, annews has surfaced that Indian skipper Virat Kohli wanted his main bowlers in limited-overs cricket to skip the Indian premier League which would be held ahead of the World Cup next year. Nonetheless, there hasn’t been any response from the IPL franchises so far.
India’s squad for the third T20I against the West Indies: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddarth Kaul