The BCCI is all set to convene a meeting on July 21 in Mumbai for the selection of the squad for the upcoming tour of West Indies. Ahead of the meeting, here's the inside scoop of what could possibly feature in the talks:
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has put an end to rumors of split captaincy for the three formats and has maintained that skipper Virat Kohli will lead the team in all the three formats, as per formats. Rumors of appointing different captains for the Test, ODI and T20 teams did rounds after India's exit from the World Cup, with many wondering if vice-captain Rohit Sharma will be given the limited-overs captaincy while Kohli will lead the Test side.
The BCCI is scheduled to hold a selection meeting on 21 July in Mumbai, of which skipper Virat Kohli will be a part.
The team's head coach Ravi Shastri and his support staff have been awarded a 45-day extension and will continue to coach the Men in Blue for the tour of West Indies.
Opener Shikhar Dhawan, who was ruled out of the World Cup after suffering an injury between his index finger and thumb, will not be available for selection as he has not recovered completely. The left-handed batsman has reported progress in his injury but has failed to establish clearly as to when he would be available for selection.
MS Dhoni recused himself from the selection for the upcoming tour. The wicketkeeper-batsman announced his decision to opt-out of the selection process for the tour. Speculations of the World Cup-winning captain's future have been doing rounds ever since Inda was knocked out from the World Cup. However, 'Captain Cool' has revealed his plans for the future yet.
All-rounder Vijay Shankar, who was also ruled out after a fractured toe during the World Cup, will not be available for selection as he has not completely recovered from his injury. Opener Prithvi Shaw is also unavailable for selection due to injury.