Virat Kohli to do pre-departure press conference ahead of West Indies tour

India's captain Virat Kohli. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Jul 28, 2019, 11.44 PM (IST)

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed that Indian skipper Virat Kohli will address the media ahead of team's West Indies tour, which is scheduled to start from August 3 in USA and West Indies. 

This will be India's first assignment after the recently concluded Cricket World Cup in England and Wales, where India were knocked out of the tournament after losing to New Zealand in the semi-final. 

The T20Is will open the tour in Florida, the ODIs are lined up from August 8 and the Tests will take place from August 22 to September 3. 

Earlier, BCCI source had told ANI that there will be no pre-departure press conference.

"There will be no pre-departure press conference by the Indian team leaving for the West Indies. There is no window for a press conference ahead of the departure. We tried but it was not possible," a BCCI source had told ANI.

Here's all the squads:

India's squad for 3 ODIs against WI: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Navdeep Saini

India's squad for 3 T20Is against WI: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (VC), Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (WK), Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini

India's squad for 2 Tests against WI: Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, C Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant (WK) Wriddhiman Saha (WK), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav

Virat-led team will be leaving on Monday for the series.