As Heads and Tails are two parts of a coin, same as best performance and worst performance are two sides of a player. Game is a game and nothing else. Sometimes players give their best performances or sometimes they go through worst performances but it does not mean that the game ends. It is a part of a player’s life.

The same has happened with both Ishant Sharma and Vinay Kumar who have lost their places in Indian team that is going to play an upcoming ODI series against West Indies after their catastrophic performances against Australia. Instead of them Dhawal Kulkarni and Mohit Sharma have been chosen for the upcoming series. On the other hand Yuvraj and Raina still retain their places after their poor performances against Australia.

Ishant Sharma and Vinay Kumar

Ishant Sharma and Vinay Kumar

It is a best chance for Kulkarni that he is going to debut into Indian team while Mohit already made his first ODI debut against Zimbabwe. Kulkarni has been praised for his good performance Against New Zealand ‘A’.

Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Shami and Amit Mishra also have retained their places as well as Ambati Rayudu and Jayadev Unadkat.

The Indian squad against West Indies series includes MS Dhoni (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ambati Rayudu, Amit Mishra, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohit Sharma.

The upcoming 3 ODI series will start on Thursday, 21st and end on Wednesday, 27 November, 2013. The three matches will be played in Kochi, Visakhapatnam and Kanpur.

Here is the schedule of upcoming ODI series against West Indies:

Date Time Match Venue
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 01:30 PM IST IND vs WI Nehru Stadium, Kochi
Sun, 24 Nov 2013 01:30 PM IST IND vs WI ACA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 09:00 AM IST IND vs WI Green Park, Kanpur