Published: October 29, 2018 1:22:36 pm
Allrounder Kedar Jadhav returned to the playing XI as India made two changes in the 4th ODI against West Indies at CCI Stadium in Mumbai. Skipper Virat Kohli, after winning the toss and electing to bat, announced that Jadhav will return to the team in place of Hardik Pandya, while Ravindra Jadeja will replace Yuzvendra Chahal in the team line-up. The presence of two will give India a deep batting line-up, and will also give India another bowling option in the middle overs.
Jadhav, who last played at the Asia Cup, was initially not named in the 15-member squad announced for the three ODIs. But on Saturday, the BCCI announced that the 33-year-old was selected for the remaining two ODIs.
“After Jadhav has demonstrated his fitness, he’s been included in the team for the 4th and 5th ODIs,” Amitabh Choudhary, BCCI’s acting secretary, said during the press conference on Friday.
“He is coming back from an injury which is why we asked him to play in the Duleep Trophy. We expected their team to go on to play the final which is why he’s not a part of the third ODI but is part of the fourth and fifth ODIs,” said MSK Prasad, India’s chief selector, further added.
The allrounder had missed the first two ODIs against Windies after suffering a hamstring strain in the final of the Asia Cup against Bangladesh.
West Indies also made a change – with Keemo Paul replacing Obed McCoy in the team.
Windies (Playing XI): Kieran Powell, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shai Hope(w), Marlon Samuels, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder(c), Fabian Allen, Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Keemo Paul
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