Kumble set to continue as coach for WI tour; Rohit, Bumrah rested

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Kumble, whose one-year tenure as chief coach is due to expire at the end of the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy, was asked to continue for the brief series, where India will play five One-day Internationals (ODI) and a T20 global.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant and left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav were picked Thursday for India's limited-overs tour of the West Indies comprising five one-day internationals and one Twenty20 starting June 23. The former has come back to worldwide cricket after a gap of six months following a surgery for hamstring injury. This is despite the fact that Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai's recent assertion that Kumble will remain as the coach for the West Indies tour. India though do not officially have a coach for the West Indies tour, with Anil Kumble only contracted until the end of the Champions Trophy.

Ganguly has been an advocate of giving free hand to captain.

If this has anything to judge the mood of Kumble, then one can read from this fact that "despite being assured of direct entry into the interview room he still chose to send a fresh application".

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There are also some notable exclusion from the side that are playing in the Champions Trophy. Given the high stakes as defending champions, the three wise men opted for experience over new faces.

He also notched up 326-ball 308 in the domestic Ranji Trophy last season.

Chinaman Kuldeep, after a lion-hearted show in the Dharamsala Test against Australia, makes it to the ODI squad after the 2014 series against Sri Lanka, where he did not get a game.

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