Indian pacer Umesh Yadav has been added to the Indian squad for the final two Test matches against England ahead of the third Test that is scheduled to begin from February 24 at the Motera Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad. Earlier, when the squad for the final couple of Tests was announced, it was informed by the BCCI that Umesh Yadav will join the squad after clearing a fitness Test.
Umesh had sustained an injury during the Australia Tests and had been ruled out of the Border-Gavaskar trophy following a hamstring injury. Umesh suffered the injury during the first Test of the Border-Gavaskar trophy. He will now be available for the pink-ball Test which will be the third Test of the four-match series.
Umesh Yadav Clears Fitness Test To Join Team India For The Last Couple Of Tests
“Team India fast bowler Umesh Yadav appeared for a fitness test on Sunday, 21st February at Motera. He has cleared his fitness test and has been added to the squad for the last two Tests of the ongoing Paytm India-England Test series. Shardul Thakur has been released from the squad to take part in the Vijay Hazare Trophy,” the BCCI stated in a press release.
India squad for the last two Tests: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Md. Siraj, Umesh Yadav
Team India To Take On England From February 24
The Indian Cricket Team is all set to take on the English cricket team from February 24 in the third Test of the four-match series. The third Test will be a day/night pink-ball Test, only the third pink-ball Test that team India will play. Prior to this, the men in blue have played two pink-ball Tests, out of which they have won one and lost one.
The Test match will be extremely crucial from the ICC World Test Championship’s perspective as if the Indian Cricket Team will have to stop the Englishmen from winning this Test. The final Test of the series will also be played at the same venue, followed by a five-match T20I series being played in Ahmedabad and a three-match T20I series being played in Pune.
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 22, 2021