Dhoni and Rishabh in the ODI team, or both? Will decide tomorrow

Dhoni and Rishabh in the ODI team, or both? Will decide tomorrow
Dhoni and Rishabh 
The limited overs phase against the West Indies will start from October 21, in which five one-dayers and three T20 international matches will be played.

Due to the poor batting form of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Rishabh Pant could also get a place in the squad for the current ODI against the West Indies. This decision can be taken in the selection committee meeting in Hyderabad on Thursday.

It is not yet decided whether the team will be selected for the first three games or for the entire series. The ODI series will start from October 21, in which five one-dayers and three T20 international matches will be played.

Workload on captain Virat Kohli is also an important issue but it is unlikely that he would like to take rest from the series. Apart from this Dhoni's cover can be discussed between selectors and team management. Dhoni's wicketkeeping is sharp but his batting form has declined.

"We all know that Dhoni will play for the World Cup," a senior BCCI official told PTI on Wednesday. But there is no harm in refining Pant, who can be a superb batsman at number six or seventh, with the ability to finish the match.

After the first Test century in The Oval, Pant played 92 runs in Rajkot, after which the demand for the 20-year-old wicketkeeper batsman to be included in the team is accelerating. Dinesh Karthik has been part of the team, but his performance is lacking in consistency and on important occasions he has failed to finish the match, which is concerned about team management concerns.

The selectors can also consider a few other options apart from this. Kedar Jadhav is disturbed by the muscles of his leg and has fallen out of the limited overs phase, from which there is a place in the middle order.

Ambati Rayudu is almost certain to be picked after the good show in the Asia Cup, whether or not he decides to play Kohli or not. After the break from the current Test series, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jaspreet Bumrah are almost certain to return.

Ravindra Jadeja is also expected to get a place in the team after the spectacular display of Akshar Patel. Manish Pandey, however, can be dropped out of the team, who have not been able to perform well for some time in the past.

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