The selectors have also recalled Mohammad Shami and have given a chance for young Rishabh Pant to cement his place in the ODI XI.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah are set to come back after a much-needed break during the ongoing Test series.
Karthik had played all six matches in the Asia Cup and scored 146 runs at an average of 48.66 but a strike rate of 71.21, only higher than MS Dhoni's (62.09) among Indian batsmen who batted at least twice in the tournament.
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"Mohammed Shami has been included precisely for that reason".
"It's no brainer who is our No. 1 wicketkeeper", Prasad said. "We've chose to rotate our players so that we can avoid break downs", Prasad said. "In the search of second wicketkeeper, we have given opportunities to DK".
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The middle-order batting concern remains but Prasad said the team management "is very close to sorting out that problem".
Kedar Jadhav, the game-changer at the Asia Cup, who picked up a hamstring injury in Dubai, will be available for selection for the last three ODIs. Prasad said that Pandya will be unavailable till the second week of November.
Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni will play for Hyderabad and Jharkhand respectively in the knockout phase of the Vijay Hazare Trophy beginning on October 14, he said. Kohli's performance against West Indies in the first Test hinted that the Run Machine is perfectly fit and he might not be inclined to take any further rest. Captain Virat Kohli makes a comeback to the Indian squad after sitting out the Asia Cup last month.
Left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed continues to stay with the team after an impressive debut in the Asia Cup.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Thursday announced a 15-member Indian team for the first two One-Day Internationals against West Indies.
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