As the ongoing interesting season of Indian Premier League is into final stages, now eyes are all set for the upcoming international campaigns which will be hosted by Zimbabwe and West Indies in the upcoming months. Thus for the upcoming tours Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday has announced the team for Zimbabwe and West Indies Tour.

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Pic: MS Dhoni
Pic: MS Dhon

Zimbabwe Series will comprise of Three One Day Internationals and Three T20 Internationals which is scheduled from June 11 and continue till 22nd of the same month. The Caribbean tour will hold four Test match series in the month of July. Thus the schedule is long lasting for two to three months in both the continents and national selectors will announce the players for the two important campaigns.

As expected the top senior players like Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma have been dropped for the Zimbabwe tour with their much needed rest. Virat and Rohit the star Indian players have been playing uninterrupted cricket since last six to seven months and thus would be opted for rest by the selectors. Kolhi has been the busiest player who began of with the home series against South Africa last October playing four tests, 10 ODIs, 15 T20 Internationals along with the ongoing IPL matches. Also Rohit Sharma the opening batsman has been playing long cricket from last six months is likely not to be the part of the Zimbabwe tour. Mahendra Singh Dhoni who is now playing only for ODI is lying with certainity to lead the squad for Zimbabwe tour.

New and young talented faces like KL Rahul, Faiz Fazal, Karun Nair have found their place in the Indian squad in the absence of the experienced players. So this time the selectors have definitely gone out to bring in the few new names for the Zimbabwe tour.

BCCI has announced 16 man squad for tour of Zimbabwe:

MS Dhoni (Captain), KL Rahul, Faiz Fazal, Manish Pandey, Karun Nair, Ambati Rayudu, R Dhawan,Akshar Patel,Jayant Yadav,Dhawal Kulkarni,J Bumrah,Barinder Sran,Mandeep Singh,Kedar Jadhav,Jaydev Unadkat, Yuzvendra Chahal

Indian squad for West Indies tour: This will include test captain Virat and full strength squad. Here is 17 man squad for WI tour.