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IND vs WI: Rohit returns, 3 rookies included as BCCI announces squad for ODI, T20I series

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IRohit returns as BCCI announces ODI squad for Windies series, Ravi Bishnoi gets maiden call-up 

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While Ashwin has been dropped from white-ball team, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd Shami have also been rested from the series, BCCI secretary Jay Shah was quoted as saying in a press release.

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IYoung leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi was on Wednesday rewarded with a maiden India call-up for the upcoming Twenty20 series against the West Indies, 

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Skipper Rohit Sharma on the day cleared his fitness test and as reported by PTI on January 17, was back in-charge for the series that starts with ODIs in Ahmedabad from February 6. 

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Among senior players, Ravichandran Ashwin has been dropped from the white-ball team, while Washington Sundar, who missed the South Africa series due to COVID-19, was back in the squad. 

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“Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami have been rested from the series,” BCCI secetary Jay Shah was quoted as saying in a press release. 

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While Ashwin is believed to be injured and out for six weeks, BCCI statement didn’t mention his injury status so it can be concluded that even if he is fit 

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The other notable comeback has been Baroda batter Deepak Hooda, who had changed states and did wonderfully well for Rajasthan in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy as well as Vijay Hazare Trophy. 

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Hooda is being looked as a potential finisher in shorter formats and for now in the ODI team. He was part of the Nidahas Trophy squad in Bangladesh four seasons back  

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If you go and look at Hooda’s performances in white-ball cricket this season, most of his runs have come when the team has been in trouble.  

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“Ravindra Jadeja is undergoing his final stage of recovery post his knee injury and will not be available for the ODIs and T20Is. Axar Patel will be available for the T20Is,” Shah added.