Both Rishabh and Kuldeep were in stand byes for the Champions Trophy and it was only a fair call by the selection committee led by MSK Prasad to try the two youngsters against a weaker global side.
Paceman Jasprit Bumrah is another member of the Champions Trophy squad, who has been rested for the short tour comprising five ODIs and a T20 worldwide. "Hope I will perform well in the tour", added Pant, who has played just one T20 global for India. But a bigger surprise was lack of clarity on the status of Anil Kumble.
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Even while selecting the team for the ongoing Champions Trophy, the Indian selectors had deliberated on names of both Rishabh and Kuldeep. The release, however, said that the administrative staff would remain the same, thus confirming that Kapil Malhotra would be the manager.
"I am very happy that I am selected for West Indies tour". While Rishabh Pant is expected to open the innings alongside Dhawan.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Pant and spinner Kuldeep are in contention to make their one-day global debuts in the Caribbean.