Even while selecting the team for the ongoing Champions Trophy, the Indian selectors had deliberated on names of both Rishabh and Kuldeep.
Amidst the semi-final tie between India and Bangladesh in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, The Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) in India has announced a 15-member squad for India's upcoming West Indies tour.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant and left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav were picked Thursday for India's limited-overs tour of the West Indies comprising five one-day internationals and one Twenty20 starting June 23.
Kohli will continue to captain the side with Dhoni expected to continue keeping the stumps.
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Pant had a brilliant performance for Delhi Daredevils in the tenth edition of Indian Premier League. The two were part of the five players kept on standby should there be need for an injury replacement.
The other significant development is that Anil Kumble has agreed to go to the West Indies.
The Indian board said the "administrative staff" of the team would continue. The tournament will end on the 18th and they will fly to the West Indies after it. The chairman of selectors, MSK Prasad, had called them players for the future.
While Pant made his T20I debut against England in Bengaluru in February, Kuldeep made his first global appearance in the fourth Test against Australia at Dharamshala.