Seven days short of a month from their heart-breaking semi-final loss to New Zealand in the World Cup, India return to international cricket against the West Indies in T20 action. Between then and now, plenty has transpired. Rumours of rift in the team, uncertainty regarding MS Dhoni’s future or, questions surrounding India’s support staff and pot-shots fired between former cricketers/legends and selectors. Who doesn’t like a bit of drama every now and then?

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All said and done, there’s nothing like resumption post the World Cup hangover. India’s selection for the West Indies series is a clear indication that their priority is the T20 World Cup in Australia a little over a year from now. The likes of Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey have returned, while Rishabh Pant is set to take over wicketkeeping duties. Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya have been rested, and in their places, the emergence of young Deepak Chahar and the younger Pandya Krunal have received opportunities to kickstart a campaign set to culminate in Melbourne next November.