The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the Indian squad for the first two Tests against England on Tuesday. This is the first team selected under the newly-formed selection committee that was headed by the Indian chief selector, Chetan Sharma. The BCCI has announced the squad for the first two Tests, the first of which will begin from February 5 at Chennai.
The England Cricket Team will play India at home in a four-match Test series. The first two Tests will be played at Chennai. Then the final two Tests will be played at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad. Then England and India will square off in a five-match T20I series, which will be played entirely at Ahmedabad. The tour will come to an end with a three-match ODI series which will be played entirely at Pune.
BCCI Announces The Indian Team For The First Two Tests Against England
The BCCI on Tuesday announced the Indian squad for the first two Tests against England. Indian skipper Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, and Ishant Sharma are all back in the side.
India squad for first two tests against England:
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel.
TEAM – Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya (VC), KL Rahul, Hardik, Rishabh Pant (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Md. Siraj, Shardul Thakur
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 19, 2021
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