India names a 17-member squad for a one-off test against England at Edgbaston starting on July 1; game carried over from last year with India 2-1 ahead in series; squad also announced for next month’s home T20 series against South Africa
Cheteshwar Pujara is back in the India squad to take on England
Cheteshwar Pujara’s excellent form for Sussex has earned him a place in the India squad for the one-off test against England in July.
India were 2-1 ahead when the final Test at Old Trafford in September was canceled following Covid-19 cases at their camp and Edgbaston will now host the match from July 1.
Pujara, eliminated after India’s tour of South Africa this year, was picked in the 17-member squad after his four 100-plus scores, including two double hundreds, in five County Championship Division Two matches for Sussex. .
Multi-talented Ravindra Jadeja, who has missed the last few Indian Premier League matches with a rib injury, has also been selected along with team-mate Ravichandran Ashwin.
India is resting a number of top players, including captain Rohit Sharma and batsman Virat Kohli, and has put KL Rahul in charge of an 18-member squad for next month’s home T20 series against South Africa.
Veteran goalkeeper and batsman Dinesh Karthik and exciting fast bowler Umran Malik have been chosen for the five-match series which kicks off in New Delhi on June 9.
India test team: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant (Guardian), KS Bharat (Guardian), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah , Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Prasidh Krishna
Indian T20 squad: KL Rahul (captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan , Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik