Pant, Kuldeep selected for West Indies tour

Kuldeep is likely to make his limited overs debut next week

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Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant and left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav have both been called up for India’s upcoming limited overs trip to the West Indies.

The tour will consist of five ODIs and a one-off Twenty20 International, and will begin on June 23 in Trinidad.

Pant has represented India in one Twenty20 International to date, but has yet to make his ODI debut.

As for Kuldeep, he made his Test debut against Australia in March, but has yet to play limited overs cricket.

Meanwhile, Anil Kumble is expected to keep hold of his position as head coach for the tour since the BCCI-appointed Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) still needs more time to decide whether to extend Kumble’s tenure or select a new head coach.

The BCCI had invited candidates to apply for the job prior to the Champions Trophy as Kumble’s contract expired at the end of the tournament.

India’s Limited Overs Squad: Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni (wk), Yuvraj Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, R Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav and Dinesh Karthik

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