Akshar Patel included for last two ODIs, T20 against West Indies

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced a 15-man squad for the remaining two ODIs against West Indies.

By Chaitan Papnai | Last Updated: Oct 15, 2014, 00:20 AM IST
Akshar Patel included for last two ODIs, T20 against West Indies

New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced a 15-man squad for the remaining two ODIs against West Indies.

The major change in the ODI squad came in the spin department, where selectors decided to pick left-arm spinner Akshar Patel and extended the rest given to regular offie R Ashwin.

The Indian board announced the team through their official Twitter account. 

 

Rest of the ODI team remained unchanged.

At the moment the five match ODI series is evenly poised at 1-1, as the third match was called off due to cyclone Hudhud.

Selectors also announced a 14-member squad for the sole Twenty20 international, which is to be played at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on October 22.

 

Manish Sharma and Akshar Patel, who have impressed with their performances in the IPL's seventh edition for their respective franchises, have also been picked in the side along with Sanju Samson, Stuart Binny and Karn Sharma.

Though, Ashwin has not been included in this format as well.