Ishan Kishan and Shahrukh Khan were added to India’s squad for Sunday’s 1st ODI vs West Indies, the BCCI announced on Saturday. Earlier in the day, India captain Rohit Sharma revealed in his pre-match press conference that he would open the batting for the team alongside Kishan.
Ahead of the start of the series, seven members of the Indian team, including four players, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Navdeep Saini, had tested positive for COVID-19. Mayank Agarwal was added to India’s ODI squad for the three-match series.
“Ishan Kishan is the only option we have and he will open with me,” Rohit was quoted as saying by news agency PTI during a pre-match press conference.
“Mayank was added in the squad and he is still in isolation.
India is in control of the game as West indies are all out at 176 runs.Mohammed Siraj hit first, setting the tone for the rest of the game. Sundar was the first spinner to be introduced, and in his first over, he took two wickets. Yuzvendra Chahal, meanwhile, went on to take two wickets in the same over before adding another to his account. However, a calculated approach by Jason Holder and Fabien Allen helped the Windies pass the 150-run barrier, as the pair remained firm and chipped in with a 50-plus partnership for the eighth wicket. Sundar finally broke the stand by dismissing Allen on 29, allowing Holder to complete his half-century in the first innings of ODI at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Gujarat
India’s squad for the 1st ODI:Rohit Sharma (Captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohd. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Ishan Kishan, Shahrukh Khan.