Shubman Gill made the perfect vice captain for India’s trip of the West Indies instead of Ajinkya Rahane, who was making his comeback.

Before the two-match Test series in the West Indies, veteran Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane, who made an incredible recovery in the World Test Championship (WTC) final over Australia, was reappointed to serve as the Indian Test vice-captain.

Under Virat Kohli, Rahane led India’s Test team as vice-captain. Prior to the South Africa trip in December 2021, Rohit Sharma replaced him as team captain. Rahane was rewarded for his outstanding performances on the local circuit and the Indian Premier League (IPL) even though he was absent from the Indian team for nearly 16 months.

Rahane had a comeback of a lifetime in the WTC championship match against Australia. The veteran middle-order batsman scored 86 and 48 in his maiden Test return in almost a year, which not only earned him the right to keep his spot but also saw him elevated to vice-captaincy. If Rohit Sharma decides to end his Test career soon, the selectors have made it clear that Rahane might be given the captaincy.

The World Test Championship 2023–25 squads for both India and West Indies will be unveiled during the two-match Test series. India will need to win the ODI series in order to step up their preparations for the Cricket World Cup later in the year.The team for India’s forthcoming two-match Test series and three One-Day Internationals against the West Indies has been chosen by the Men’s Selection Committee. India has five T20 International matches scheduled as well, and the team will be revealed later, according to the BCCI.

India’s Test and ODI teams against the West Indies have been declared, BCCI tweeted.

The following are the Indian Test Squad players:- Ishan Kishan, Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KS Bharat,  R Ashwin, R Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, Navdeep Saini , Rohit Sharma as Captain and  Ajinkya Rahane as Vice Captain.

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