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India Announce Squad For First 2 Tests Against England: Pandya comeback

By Mehul - January 19, 2021 - Last updated on Nov 26, 2021 12:24 PM India Announce Squad For First 2 Tests Against England: Pandya comeback

India Announce Squad For First 2 Tests Against England: Pandya makes comeback

On the day after registering a historic win at the Gabba against Australia, Team India have announced their squads for the first two Tests against England.The test series will begin from February 5. The selection panel led by Chetan Sharma has also brought back , Ishant Sharma, who had been ruled out of the Australia tour with an injury whereas Hardik Pandya will also makes comeback in the whites despite having lost his father a few days ago


Bhuvneshwar Misses out, Shami not recovered yet

In the absence of Mohammad Shami and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, the Indian team has reposed its faith in young guns Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur, whove had an impressive Test series Down Under. In the spin department, Ravichandran Ashwin and Washington Sundar along with Kuldeep Yadav have retained their spots while Axar Patel has been called in to fill Ravindra Jadejas shoes, who sustained an injury during the Australia tour.

Axar Patel gets a chance replacing injured jadeja

Meanwhile, Axar Patel has received a maiden call-up to the Test side and the selectors might by looking at him as a like-for-like replacement for Jadeja. Axar has played 39 FC matches scoring 1665 runs at an average of 35.42 while also picking 134 wickets.

KL Rahul Returns

The squad also welcome KL Rahul who got injured on the AUS tour , he fractured his thumb and is making a come back once again. He will play a key part in this team as he is a good player of spin cricket



Full Squad: Virat Kohli ( C ) , Ajinkya Rahane ( VC ) , Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Wriddhiman Saha, Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel.

Stand-by Players:

KS Bharat, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Shahbaz Nadeem and Rahul Chahar

Net Bowlers :

Ankit Rajpoot, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Warrier, K Gowtham, Saurabh Kumar

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