India’s T20 Squad for West Indies Tour: Hardik Pandya Named Captain in Team Announcement

From August 3rd, the Indian team has announced their squad for the T20 series of five matches to be played on the West Indies tour. Hardik Pandya has been appointed as the captain. Suryakumar Yadav has been named the vice-captain. Senior players Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Ravindra Jadeja have been given rest. At the same time, fast bowler Mohammed Siraj is also not part of the team.

Mumbai Indians’ 20-year-old left-handed batsman Tilak Verma has been included in the Indian team for the first time. On the other hand, Rinku Singh, the top scorer for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2023, has not found a place in the team.

Sanju Samson Returned

Sanju Samson, the wicketkeeper of Kerala, has returned to the T20 team after a break of one day. Sanju had played against Sri Lanka in January this year. After that, he was injured and now he has returned to the team after 7 months.

Varma, Jayaswal, and Mukesh Kumar for Debut

In the match against England, Tilak Varma, Yashasvi Jaiswal, and Mukesh Kumar made their debut in the T20 squad for the first time in the scoreboard. These three players are eager to make their international debut.

In the same year, in February, the West Indies toured India. During this period, Khaleel Ahmed and Ravi Bishnoi made their T20 debut. Both of them have now been included in the team again.

The T20 Series will Begin from 3rd August

After the Test and One-Day series, the T20 series of 5 matches will begin in Trinidad from 3rd August. The second and third T20 matches will be played on 6th and 8th August, respectively.

The fourth and fifth T20 matches will be held in Loder Hill, America on 12th and 13th August. All the matches of the T20 series will start at 8 PM in the evening.

First3 AugustBrian Lara Cricket Academy8:00 PM
Second6 AugustGuyana National Stadium8:00 PM
Third8 AugustGuyana National Stadium8:00 PM
Fourth12 AugustLauder hill8:00 PM
Fifth13 AugustLauder hill8:00 PM

5 Matches Series Was Also Played in 2022

India played a T20 series of 5 matches in July 2022. In which India won 4 out of 5 matches. Additionally, India played 3 matches in the West Indies and 2 matches in America.

Indian T20 Team

Hardik Pandya (Captain), Suryakumar Yadav (Vice Captain), Ishan Kishan (Wicketkeeper), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Verma, Sanju Samson (Wicketkeeper), Akshar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Umar Malik, Avesh Khan, and Mukesh Kumar.


the Indian T20 squad for the West Indies tour has been announced, with Hardik Pandya leading the team and Tilak Varma making his debut. The exclusion of Rinku Singh raises eyebrows, while the return of Sanju Samson adds depth to the wicketkeeping department. The series presents an opportunity for young talents like Varma, Yashasvi Jaiswal, and Mukesh Kumar to showcase their skills at the international level. With the series set to commence on August 3rd, Indian fans eagerly anticipate an exciting and competitive contest against the West Indies.

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