November 21, 2019 / 4:35 PM / 18 days ago

Bhuvneshwar, Kuldeep return for India's limited-overs series against Windies

(Reuters) - Seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav returned to India’s squads for next month’s limited-overs home series against West Indies, the country’s cricket board (BCCI) said on Thursday.

Bhuvneshwar has been nursing a hamstring strain since returning from the limited-overs leg of the West Indies tour in August.

The 29-year-old returns to the fold for three Twenty20 internationals and three one-dayers alongside Kuldeep, who also makes a comeback for the first time in three months.

Captain Virat Kohli, who had been rested for the T20I leg of the Bangladesh series, is back to lead the team.

Fast bowler Mohammed Shami, who last featured in a T20I in 2017, was also picked, while selectors left out Khaleel Ahmed and Shardul Thakur.

Deepak Chahar was included in the one-day squad after he produced the best-ever T20I figures against Bangladesh, while young all-rounder Shivam Dube retained his place in the shortest format.

Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja returns to the limited-overs squad for Krunal Pandya as a like-for-like replacement.

India play West Indies in the first T20 in Mumbai on Dec. 6.

T20I squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar

ODI squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Shivam Dube, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru, editing by Pritha Sarkar

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