PCB Backs Misbah despite failure in PSL 202023 March 2020 / SkyBook365 Cricket Editors Team
Islamabad crashed out without reaching the knockout stages for the 1st time.
India's squads for the upcoming limited-overs assignment against West Indies at home were announced on Thursday. Captain Virat Kohli returns to the T20I squad after missing the series against Bangladesh. Meanwhile, MS Dhoni, who has not played since India's semi-final exit at World Cup 2019, has not found a place in both the T20I and ODI squads even as speculations about his international future are rife. India will play 3 T20Is and as many ODIs against West Indies between December 6 and December 22. The 6 limited-over matches will also be India's final assignment of the World Cup year. Opener Shikhar Dhawan, who had injured himself while diving to reach the crease during Delhi's Syed Mushtaq Ali game against Maharashtra, is likely to miss only one match in the domestic T20 competition and will be available well in time for the T20Is and ODIs against West Indies. West Indies, who recently lost the T20I series to Afghanistan in Lucknow by 1-2 margin, are due to play three T20Is beginning December 6 and as many ODIs from December 15.
Seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav have returned to India's squads for the three T20Is and three ODIs at home against West Indies. Mohammed Shami, who last played a T20I in 2017, also made a comeback to the shortest format, having already been part of the ODI squad. Khaleel Ahmed and Shardul Thakur, who were both part of the squad for the T20I series against Bangladesh, were left out. Krunal Pandya also missed the cut, with Ravindra Jadeja slotting back in as a like-for-like replacement. Wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson and legspinner Rahul Chahar, who both didn't get a single game in the T20Is against Bangladesh, were also left out. Kuldeep, who had played alongside Bhuvneshwar for Uttar Pradesh in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, will reunite with fellow wrist spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. Fingerspin-bowling allrounder Washington Sundar retained his place in the T20I squad while seam-bowling allrounder Shivam Dube was picked for both limited-overs squads. The limited-overs series against West Indies begins with the first T20I in Mumbai on December 6.
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