India Call Up Akshar Patel, Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson

Manish Pandey plays a shot
Manish Pandey, seen here playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore, is included in India's Twenty20 squad
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India have included all-rounder Akshar Patel in their squad for the final two One-Day Internationals against the West Indies and included Manish Pandey and Sanju Samson in their Twenty20 International squad.

Akshar toured Bangladesh earlier this year, playing in all three ODIs before he was left out of the squad that then toured England.

Following a productive Champions League T20 campaign with Kings XI Punjab in which he took eight wickets, the left-hand batsman and slow left-arm bowler is now back in the squad.

He is also included in the Twenty20 squad which sees uncapped duo Pandey and Samson included.

Both batsmen have starred for their Indian Premier League teams Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals respectively, with Pandey also scoring 172 runs in five innings at the CLT20.

In what is now a four-match ODI series following the cancellation of the third match in Visakhapatnam, India and the West Indies are level at 1-1 with the remaining games in Dharamshala (17th October) and Kolkata (20th October).

The Twenty20 International is in Cuttack on 22nd October.

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who was rested from the initial squad named for the first three games, remains on the sidelines and is also not included in the Twenty20 squad.

Ishant Sharma, who replaced the injured Mohit Sharma ahead of the second ODI, remains in the ODI squad.

India ODI squad: MS Dhoni (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Akshar Patel, Suresh Raina, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Mohammad Shami, Ishant Sharma, Murali Vijay, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav

India T20I squad: MS Dhoni (captain), Stuart Binny, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Akshar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson, Mohammad Shami, Karn Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Umesh Yadav

The Indian board (BCCI) have also confirmed that Suresh Raina will captain the Board President's XI which will play the West Indians in a three-day tour game in Kanpur between 25th and 27th October.

The squad includes Rohit Sharma, who has not played any cricket since the tour of England due to a finger injury.

Board President's XI: Suresh Raina (captain), Jasprit Bumrah, Jiwanjot Singh, Pankaj Singh, Karun Nair, Naman Ojha, Ishwar Pandey, KL Rahul, Parvez Rasool, Wriddhiman Saha, Karn Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Manoj Tiwary, Kuldeep Yadav

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