Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah rested for the West Indies tour

Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah rested for the West Indies tour

The skipper of Mumbai Indians and opener of Indian Cricket, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah will be resting for the West Indies tour which will start right after the Champions Trophy. India will play 5 ODIs and a T20 International against the West Indies and will be started from June 23rd 2017.

Youngster Rishab Pant and Kuldeep Yadav have been selected as replacement for Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah. Rishab Pant who is just 19 years old has already debuted in T20 International against England in Bangalore in February and also in the stand-bys for the Champions Trophy. The 22-years old chinaman bowler also made his Test debut against Australia at Dharmasala in March.

The skipper of Indian Cricket Virat Kohli said, "Rohit has come back and had a full IPL season, which was very hectic. His side reached the final and he hardly got any rest. Plus, he had a massive hip surgery and the muscles around that area are always vulnerable and today also he experienced stiffness in his right knee. So, we have taken a decision to rest him. Going forward, we need to protect him as we have big tours coming up towards the latter half of the year."

The BCCI said: “The administrative staff of the Indian Cricket Team will continue for the tour of West Indies.” This includes the team manager, logistic manager etc. and not the coaching staff. Anil Kumble’s contract as the head coach of the Indian team expires after the Champions Trophy. But subject to his consent he will continue for the Caribbean tour, as the Cricket Advisory Committee is unlikely to complete the coach selection process in the next seven-eight days.

Selected Members: Virat Kohli (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Ajinkya Rahane, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav and Dinesh Karthik.