For 2016 West Indies Tour
The Indian selectors on Monday announced the 15-member squad of India for the upcoming tour of West Indies. India are scheduled to play a four Tests against West Indies, as it will also be the first bilateral affair between the two nations since late 2014.
Opening batsman Ajinkya Rahane was named the vice-captain for the side, while the side would be led by regular skipper Virat Kohli. Shardul Thakur was the only new face in the side.
Back then, West Indies had left the India tour 2014 midway after the fourth ODI, due to a payment and contract dispute with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). Since then, bilateral relations between both the nations had been sore, before things normalised earlier in 2016.
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) suffered financial losses owing to the pull out midway by the West Indies. The exact dates and venues of the upcoming tour in July-August 2016 is yet to be announced by the WICB
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Edited by Jesus Chan
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