India Test squad for first three Tests against England announced
Despite missing the ODI and T20I series, Jasprit Bumrah is included in India Test squad for the first three Tests against England while Bhuvneshwar Kumar misses out. Rishabh Pant also gets his maiden Test call-up while Rohit Sharma doesn't make the cut.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who played in the third ODI against England, aggravated a lower back condition and is currently being assessed and a call on his place in the side will be made soon while Bumrah, who is out of contention for the first Test, will be available for selection from the second Test onwards if he is declared fit.
Wriddhiman Saha has failed to recover in time and doesn't make the squad as Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant have been named as the two keepers while Hardik Pandya is the sole seam bowling all-rounder.
India Test squad for first three Tests against England: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Karun Nair, Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur.