Mumbai: After being rested from the ongoing Asia Cup 2018 tournament in Dubai, Team India captain Virat Kohli is set to undergo the Yo-Yo test ahead of the upcoming tour of West Indies.
The mandatory BCCI fitness test will take place on Friday which will be followed by the announcement of the Test squad for the home series, according to a report by Navbharat Times.
Shikhar Dhawan's poor technique in testing conditions along with the fitness status of Ishant Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin will come up for discussion when the selectors pick the Indian team for the two-Test series against the West Indies.
The two Tests will be held in Rajkot (October 4-8) and Hyderabad (October 12-16) in a full-fledged series against the Caribbean side, which includes five ODIs and three T20Is.
While Kohli was rested for the ongoing Asia Cup following a hectic tour to the United Kingdom, Ashwin had suffered a groin injury during the third Test against England in August.
Another selection conundrum will be to choose between the in-form Hanuma Vihari and Karun Nair.
While Karun last played a Test against Australia in 2017 during India’s home series, Hanuma Vihari not only scored a half-century in India’s final Test against England but also picked up three wickets in the same match.
The core of the Indian pace attack is set to be retained with Bhuvneshwar Kumar making a comeback after missing out on the England Tests due to injury.
He will join the familiar faces of Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami.