Sanju Samson returns in India tour of West Indies 2023 Squad

After the end of the recent WTC 2023 Final, a 3-format series has been scheduled in the form of an India tour of West Indies 2023. Indian cricketers have been given a break of a month before the start of the West Indies 2023 tour, where the Indian cricket team will be playing 2 Tests, 3 ODIs, and 5 T20Is. Indian players have been consistently playing cricket since the start of the year including 2 months of IPL 2023 as well. West Indies is currently playing in the ICC World Cup 2023 qualifiers.

The official squads for all the 3 formats have not been announced yet by the selectors but most probably, it will be announced by the end of June 2023. So let’s have a look at the predicted squads for the upcoming West Indies challenge.

Key Points for India Tour of West Indies 2023

1) As per the sources, Sanju Samson will be considered in both the ODI and T20I Squads.

2) Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh, will likely be included in the Test Squad.

3) Yashashvi Jaiswal will be given opportunities in red ball cricket.

4) Senior Players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, etc won’t be included in the T20I squads. So there, Hardik Pandya will continue the leadership duties.

5) Rinku Singh, Tilak Varma, and Jitesh Sharma might also debut during the 5 T20Is.

The return of Sanju Samson back to the Indian squad could happen due to the unavailability of KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant, as they both were the first-choice wicket-keeper batsman if compared to Samson. Also, management tried to fit Suryakumar Yadav around the 5th spot but Surya could not make much of it which open ups the space for Sanju in the India tour of the West Indies 2023 white ball series. Samson has done well in the 50-over format whenever he got an opportunity in the absence of main members. But in the T20Is, he has been a bit inconsistent with the bat. He might get a few more opportunities due to the poor form of Ishan Kishan and the unavailability of Rishabh.

India tour of West Indies 2023 Predicted All Format Squads

India Test Squad for West Indies 2023 tour: Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Yashashvi Jaiswal, Ajinkya Rahane, Suryakumar Yadav, Srikar Bharat, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Siraj, Jaydev Unadkat, Umran Malik, and Arshdeep Singh.

India ODI Squad for West Indies 2023 tour: Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik, Mohammed Shami, and Arshdeep Singh.

India T20I Squad for West Indies 2023 tour: Hardik Pandya (C), Shubman Gill, Yashashvi Jaiswal, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Axar Patel, Shahbaz Ahmed, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Kuldeep Yadav, Umran Malik, Mohammed Siraj.