Maiden call-up to Join India test series with England
For the first three test against England, Rishabh Pant has received a maiden call-up to the Indian Test team with featuring Dinesh Karthik as a first choice for wicket-keeper among the 18 men line up.
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Virat Kohli Returns as a Captain in the Test Series.
Virat Kohli is back to captain team India in the test series with England after missing last test series with Afghanistan in June due to the neck injury. Kohli is in good form and his performance with England ODI series was nice, which helped him to strengthen the first place in the MRF tyres ICC ODI batting rankings.
Jasprit Bumrah Recovers From Broken Thumb
But Due to subject to fitness will be available for selection from the second test as he has got recovered from the broken thumb, stated a BCCI release on Wednesday 18 of July. Meanwhile, after Bhuvneshwar Kumar being accessed by the medical team of BCCI, an inclusive call on him to the test team will be taken. He also got injured during the 3rd ODI against England, aggravated a lower back condition in Leeds.
Mohammed Shami returns to the India test team, as he was left out in the last test series with Afghanistan after failing the Yo-Yo test. As India was having a concern about fast bowling.
Navdeep Saini is the only from the previous squad, he performs very well in his last test.
At an expense of Rohit Sharma, Karun Nair continues to hold his place in the test squad.
Who did not have so good inning in the South Africa series and just managed to get 78 runs from four innings.
India has got two wicketkeepers, having ten frontline batting options along with all-rounder like Hardik Pandya. Kuldeep Yadav, who was the leading wicket-taker in the white ball format. R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja join in the spin department. The fast bowling department will be lead by very experienced Ishant Sharma, with Umesh Yadav and Shardul Thakur are available.
India Squad For First Three Test
Virat Kohl ©, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, M Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Karun Nair, Dinesh Karthik(WK), Rishab Pant, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadega, Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur.
Rishabh Pant and Karun Nair are recently part of the India A team playing with England Lions in four days matches and has also done very well in the match against West Indies A. Karun Nair scored 93 and 55 in two of his four innings. And pant played a match-winning game while chasing 321 runs against the Caribbean and scored unbeaten 67 runs.