The World Champion India will travel to West Indies for Only T20I, Five match ODI series and three match test series. But all the matches they will play without the service of some of there prime players. Gautam Gambhir, Virendra Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Sachin Tendulkar all will miss the tour of West Indies because of injury or rest as asked by some of the players.
Players like Dhoni, Zaheer Khan will not feature in ODI matches but included in test squad. But Sachin Tendulkar as requested by him is given the much needed rest by the Indian selectors.
Gautam Gambhir who initially named as India Captain to lead the team in the absence of Dhoni will now miss the tour because of shoulder injury, Yuvraj Singh is suffering from respiratory infection while Virendra Sehwag underwent shoulder surgery which atleast need 6-8 weeks to heal.
However there are lots of players who have got the opportunity in the absence of regular members of Indian squad. Players like Rohit Sharma, Manoj Tiwary, S.Badrinath all included in the ODI squad to get the taste of International games against West Indies.
Badrinath also able to get a call in the test squad in the absence of little master Sachin Tendulkar. Virat Kohli who has done so well for India in limited over also included in the test squad. Abhinav Mukund a 21-year-old left-hand batsman has impressive first-class numbers to back him: an average close to 60 over 40 matches and 13 centuries, including a triple-ton also included in the test squad.
In all, India will play ODI series without the service of Sachin Tendulkar, M.S.Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan, Gautam Gambhir, Virendra Sehwag and Ashish Nehra. And they will play test series without Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Virendra Sehwag and C.Pujara.
India ODI Squad: Suresh Raina (Captain), Harbhajan Singh (VC), Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, R Ashwin, S Badrinath, Manoj Tiwary, Shikhar Dhawan, Praveen Kumar, Amit Mishra, Munaf Patel, Parthiv Patel (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ishant Sharma, Vinay Kumar.
India Test Squad: MS Dhoni (Captain), VVS Laxman (VC), Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli, M Vijay, Abhinav Mukund, S Badrinath, Harbhajan Singh, Ishant Sharma, Sreesanth, Amit Mishra, Pragyan Ojha, Zaheer Khan, Munaf Patel, Suresh Raina, Parthiv Patel.
West Indies 1st and 2nd ODI Squad: Lendl Simmons, Kirk Edwards, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Darren Sammy (Captain), Carlton Baugh (WK), Andre Russell, Anthony Martin, Devendra Bishoo, Ravi Rampaul.