India's tour of the West Indies was very successful. While the team made a clean sweep of West Indies in ODIs, in T20Is, the team won by a margin of 4-1. Where Shubman Gill is the Player of the Series in ODI.
At the same time, Arshdeep won his first Man of the Series title due to his superb bowling in T20Is, although on this long tour against West Indies, there were two players who had to sit on the bench for the entire tour.
Ruturaj Gaikwad was part of the ODI squad. But he did not get a single chance in the three-match series. Shikhar Dhawan has given chance to almost every player except him. Players like Ishan Kishan and Arshdeep who didn't get a chance in the ODI series were also part of T20Is. He got a chance in T20Is but Ruturaj Gaikwad, who was not part of the T20I squad, remained on the bench for the entire West Indies tour.
Talking about Ruturaj Gaikwad, he has scored only 100 runs in 7 matches in 2022. Perhaps his form was also the biggest reason for his stay on the bench.
Harshal Patel, who has recently emerged as India's main bowler, luck did not favor him. Harshal was ruled out of the last two T20Is due to a rib injury. However, Harshal was not included in the playing XI even in the first three matches. In such a situation, it is difficult to say whether Harshal was already injured or got injured after coming to the West Indies.
In this way, Harshal also had to sit on the bench on the West Indies tour due to injury. Harshal's form has been good in 2022, he has taken 12 wickets in 9 T20Is. But due to injury, he did not get a single chance on the West Indies tour.