Flamboyant wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant might get picked up for the upcoming limited overs series against West Indies as Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s poor batting form might force selectors to include the Delhi cricketer.
The selectors will pick up India’s limited-overs squad against Windies on Thursday however, its still not clear if the squad will be announced for the first three games or the entire series, which comprises five ODIs and three T20 Internationals, starting 21, October.
Since his debut Test hundred at the Oval followed by a stroke-filled 92 in Rajkot, calls for the 20-year-old Pant’s inclusion have only grown louder.
While Karthik is already there, his consistency and inability to finish matches at crucial junctures will keep the team management worried. There are a few other permutations that the selectors might consider.
Jadhav’s dodgy hamstring will rule him out of the limited-overs leg which opens up one potential middle-order batting slot. Ambati Rayudu, after a good Asia Cup performance, will retain his place even if Kohli decides to play.