We are still recovering from World Cup fever and now it’s time to begin with the West Indies Tour, and we’re not complaining! Let’s take a look at the new faces in India’s Squad for the most anticipated Caribbean Tour!!
This 24-year-old middle-order batsman is all set to make India’s no. 4 spot his own, by accompanying the Indian Squad for the 2019 tour of West Indies. Iyer is a splendid performer and has proven it quite a few times earlier. He made his debut in the Indian ODI Team against Sri Lanka at Dharamshala in 2017 and is gifted with the ability to perform aggressively and as an anchor as well, this can act as an advantage for the Men in Blue this year and we’re here for it!
Manish Pandey had a successful IPL 2019 with 344 runs in 12 matches. He has established himself with his swift batting and his breathtaking fielding in domestic cricket and we look forward to his style of whacking sixes in the West Indies Tour 2019!
Chahar made his debut in both ODI and T20I cricket in 2018. We saw the 26-year-old swing bowler making his Ranji Trophy debut and picking up commendable figures of 8-10. What makes this pacer unique is his ability to swing the ball at a good pace. Chahar will add a different dimension to the Indian bowling attack and will hopefully act as a trump card.
This young talented all-rounder bowler from Tamil Nadu is just 19 years old and has shown a glimpse of his impeccable performance in the domestic cricket and in the IPL already! Washington has all the qualities one would expect from an Indian cricketer, as his journey from Tamil Nadu to an IPL player has been an inspiring one and his ability to strike at crucial moments will do wonders in the West Indies Tour!
The talented Leg-spinner Rahul Chahar is the youngest cousin of Deepak Chahar. Mentored by his elder brother, he has earned his first national team call up and is going to join his brother in the Indian squad for the T20Is against West Indies. Rahul has dazzled the cricket enthusiasts and fans all around the world by excelling in all the matches while playing in India's team and it's for us to see if he casts a charm on us this time as well!
Saini, the right-arm medium bowler, has helped the team achieve exceptional heights during the 2017-18 domestic home season. Navdeep, who hails from Karnal and often relies more on the swing and accuracy rather than pace, has capabilities that are going to be beneficial for the Indian Cricket Team’s limited over Squad.
His younger brother Hardik Pandya has proven to be a lucky charm for India in all the formats already. Whereas, the elder Pandya is a true blue IPL star, who's one of the topmost sought-after names in the Indian Premier League. His bowling is very tactful, which is difficult to hit and can act as an advantage for the Team too. Pandya hails from Vadodara and is one of the toughest contenders to watch out on this Caribbean tour!