"Prior to the selection of any team, they give us the list and based on that we go ahead with the selections", said Prasad.
An Honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the Parachute Regiment of the Territorial Army, it is learnt that Dhoni will be spending better part of the next two months with his regiment. Post World Cup, we have laid down a few more plans and we thought of giving as many opportunities as possible to Rishabh Pant and and to see, he is groomed.
Dhoni, who turned 38 this month during the Cricket World Cup, enjoys cult status in the cricket-mad country after he captained the side to the World Twenty20 title in 2007 and their second 50-over World Cup title in 2011 at home.
Ever since India exited the ICC World Cup after a loss in the semifinals to New Zealand earlier this month, there has been a lot of speculation regarding the availability of Dhoni in worldwide and whether he will be considering retiring from all forms of cricket.
India will be playing a lot of bilateral three-match T20 series in run-up to the global meet and with Dhoni expected to play one more season of IPL with Chennai Super Kings, things are a bit tricky at the moment. Following the stellar run in the 2018 Under-19 World Cup campaign in New Zealand, the teenage sensation had done exceedingly well to impress selectors from time to time. It is believed that he might be rested for the upcoming tour of West Indies, the team for which will be announced on Sunday. The tour will consist of three T20s, three ODIs and two Tests.
Wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha returned to India's Test squad after a long injury lay-off.
Similarly, it will be a test for Kohli as well after certain sections have spoken about the possibility of handing deputy Rohit Sharma the mantle of captaincy in the shorter formats.
On being questioned about Dhoni's selection if he is available, Prasad replied, "Well, I cannot answer that question, it is up to him too".
The headline from the squads announced (and there was potentially many of them) was the inclusion of Virat Kohli across the board (as captain, of course).
Pant was not included in the initial World Cup squad and was then called in as a replacement for Shikhar Dhawan, who got injured during India's league match against Australia.
"We have taken India "A" performances into consideration", said Prasad.
India's tour of West Indies comprises three T20 Internationals, three ODIs followed by two Test matches. "That's what we have given to Saha", chief selector Prasad said.