India have already sealed the series, having won the first two T20Is.
CHENNAI: In an effort to keep their premier bowlers in best physical condition for the upcoming tour of Australia, the BCCI selectors have rested Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav for the third and final T20 against the West Indies, to be held here at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday.
India have already sealed the series, having won the first two T20Is. The selectors added Punjab pacer Siddarth Kaul to the squad. Kaul made his T20I debut against Ireland in Dublin in June and has played two matches.
“The decision has been made to allow the trio to be in the best physical condition ahead of India’s tour to Australia,” said BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary.
Bumrah had been rested for the first two ODIs against West Indies too, but played in the last three games of that series. In the two T20Is, he took three wickets and conceded only 47 runs in his eight overs. Umesh played only the first T20I, taking 1 for 36 in four overs, and was part of the XI for the first two ODIs.
In the two games, Kuldeep took five wickets, including 3/13 at Kolkata.
Members of Indian team will arrive in Chennai on Saturday after a Diwali break and are unlikely to train on the eve of the match.
Meanwhile, the Windies, who had lost Test, ODI and T20 series in India, sweated it out under lights on Friday.
The visitors will train again on Saturday.