In a necessary validation of Jasprit Bumrah's indispensability, India tackled Windies to 283/9 in the third ODI in Pune, after conceding a 300-plus score in each of the first two ODIs of the series.
MS Dhoni has been dropped from the Indian squad for the upcoming three-match T20I series against West Indies and the three-match T20I series against Australia in November.
However, chief selector MSK Prasad made it a point to say "it is not the end of Dhoni in T20Is" and added that they are looking to firm up back-up options behind the stumps.
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Kohli lauds Sharma partnership as India thrash West Indies
While Kohli scored 140 runs, Rohit notched up an unbeaten 152, and together stitched a record-hauling partnership of 246 runs. Kohli was adjudged man-of-the-match for his 107-ball knock and the India skipper said he enjoyed his batting today.
India captain Virat Kohli revealed it is "embarrassing" for him to keep talking about his machine-like consistency after the team's 43-run defeat to the West Indies in the third ODI of the ongoing five-match series in Pune on Saturday. Rohit Sharma has once again earned a ticket to Australia. "When someone like Hardik is not playing, who gives you both bowling and batting option, it is hard to get the balance", Kohli said. The all-rounder has not recovered from a back injury that he suffered during the Asia Cup in September.
The player once dubbed "Captain Cool" retired from Tests in 2014 and then relinquished the limited-overs captaincy in 2017.
Other significant announcements include the addition of Krunal Pandya and Washington Sundar for the six T20Is. Shai Hope top-scored with 95, impinged just short of successive hundreds by a searing yorker from Bumrah, but the rest of the batsmen couldn't collectively bring themselves to scoring against a revamped Indian bowling attack, that also featured Bhuvneshwar Kumar's return and Khaleel Ahmed's audition.
The fourth ODI will be played on October 29 at Mumbai's Brabourne Stadium.