The team wants Pant to be groomed properly with the T20 World Cup approaching.
Chief selector MSK Prasad revealed that the management had started grooming the youngsters in place of MS Dhoni.
Pandey and Iyer have made a comeback to the ODI and T20I side.
These players have been consistent for the respective teams they are playing for some good time now.
India's West Indies tour will start with three T20Is with the first two matches to be played in the USA.
India's squad for the tour is most likely to be announced on July 19.
Rishabh Pant will take over the gloves and Dhoni will groom him.
Dhoni's presence getting meek as youngsters like Rishabh Pant is beefed up to grab the pair of gloves and take up national duty.
Gambhir also called for mentoring of the likes of Pant and Pandya.
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