Fan breaches security to take selfie with Virat Kohli in Hyderabad

Jason Holder West Indies vs England Joe Root sports news cricket Indian Express

Jason Holder West Indies vs England Joe Root sports news cricket Indian Express

After a comprehensive win over the West Indies by an innings and 272 runs in the opening Test at Rajkot, India announced their 12-man squad for the second and final Test on Thursday.

After producing a dominant performance against West Indies in the first Test, India will be aiming for a whitewash while taking on the visiting side in their second clash at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Friday. Captain Virat Kohli makes a comeback to the Indian squad after sitting out the Asia Cup last month.

As expected wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant has made the 14-member squad as a second fiddle to MS Dhoni.

Here's more on the same.

The selection of these two means DK lost his spot. Rohit Sharma, who captained India to an Asia Cup triumph, is the vice captain for the ODI series.




Perhaps, the selectors want to have a look at Pant. KL Rahul has found himself in the squad while it remains to be seen if he's going to play.

Kedar Jadhav has been left out as he is battling a hamstring injury.

Pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have been rested for the first two ODIs while Mohammed Shami has been included in the limited-overs set up. He was ruled out in between the Asia Cup after a back injury. Thakur is the 294th Test player for India and replaced Mohammad Shami in this Test. Shami, according to Kohli, was rested after playing six consecutive matches in the longer version.

The opener stepped out against the off-spinner, who quickly shortened his length and pitched it wide, prompting an uppish drive straight to Ravindra Jadeja at cover.

Recommended News

  • 17 surreal things that happened during the Donald Trump-Kanye West summit

    17 surreal things that happened during the Donald Trump-Kanye West summit

    West is married to reality television star Kim Kardashian West, who pushed Trump to grant a pardon for a drug offender this year. But Yeezy isn't the only member of the West family to get the chance of a meeting with Trump in the White House.
    Sworn-in Kavanaugh seeks new tone

    Sworn-in Kavanaugh seeks new tone

    Kavanaugh posed questions to lawyers in both cases before the court, his first one coming about 20 minutes into the arguments. One of the ethics complaints claims Kavanaugh lied about the sexual assault allegation against him, Buzzfeed News reported .
    Prince Andrew shares family photos as royal bridal party confirmed

    Prince Andrew shares family photos as royal bridal party confirmed

    Eugenie was determined to make sure her lavish wedding bash was bigger and better than Meghan's May nuptials. [MUSIC] Coinage. Five-year-old Maud Windsor, the granddaughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, has also been asked to be a bridesmaid.
  • Akshay Kumar cancels 'Housefull 4' shoot to shun 'offenders'

    Akshay Kumar cancels 'Housefull 4' shoot to shun 'offenders'

    When she pleaded and asked him what it is that he wanted from her, "he said he wants me to do everything he tells me to". Well, Miss Basu has shared her thoughts on this menace over Twitter and is aligned with thoughts of the others.

    Michael weakens to tropical storm as it moves across Georgia

    While originally a Category 1 storm, Michael was upgraded to a Category 4 hurricane just hours before it was set to make landfall. Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle Wednesday as the most powerful storm to strike the USA mainland in 50 years.
    USA  may grant waivers on Iran crude sanctions

    USA may grant waivers on Iran crude sanctions

    CME Group Chairman and CEO Terry Duffy tells FOX Business' Neil Cavuto that US businesses are adapting to current oil prices . And Saudi Arabia and OPEC and non-OPEC countries, they've produced 1.5 million barrels a day.
  • Jimmy Butler has heated practice with Timberwolves

    Jimmy Butler has heated practice with Timberwolves

    Butler scrimmaged with the Timberwolves third team and took on the team's starters, according to a report from Yahoo Sports . That's raw me - me at my finest, me at my purest - that's what you're gonna get inside the lines.
    Senate near Kavanaugh approval after epic struggle

    Senate near Kavanaugh approval after epic struggle

    But she said the Federal Bureau of Investigation had found no corroborating evidence from witnesses whose names Ford had provided. Ford's lawyers have prodded the FBI to interview their client for its supplemental background investigation on Kavanaugh.
    NYC limousine crash: Newlywed couple and young parents amongst 20 killed

    NYC limousine crash: Newlywed couple and young parents amongst 20 killed

    At least one of the victims wasn't pleased with this as she reportedly sent a text message saying the limo was in awful condition. Since the reconstruction, three semi-trailers had reportedly run through the same stop sign that the limo went through, she said.
  • USA  stocks plunge further, Dow drops 830 points

    USA stocks plunge further, Dow drops 830 points

    The Nasdaq composite has fallen 9.6 percent since it set a record high in late August and the Russell 2000 has fallen 11 percent. Some market watchers had predicted a bounce on Thursday after Wednesday's pullback, Wall Street's worst day since February.
    Michael strengthens to Category 2 hurricane; expected to intensify

    Michael strengthens to Category 2 hurricane; expected to intensify

    Interests along the northeastern and central Gulf Coast areas are advised to monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Michael. Scott declared a state of emergency for 35 counties, activating 1,250 National Guard troops in preparation for the storm.
    Palestinian 'lone-wolf' attack in West Bank kills two Israelis

    Palestinian 'lone-wolf' attack in West Bank kills two Israelis

    Thousands of Israelis and Palestinians work side by side in the industrial zone, which includes some 160 factories. Israeli security forces at the scene of a shooting attack in the Barkan Industrial Park area October 7, 2018.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.