Pace bowler Prasidh Krishna has been added to India's squad for the fourth Test against England starting September 2 at The Oval, the BCCI said Wednesday. "The All-India Senior Selection Committee - based on the request of the team management - has added fast bowler Prasidh Krishna to India's squad for the fourth Test," BCCI said in a media release. "Prasidh, who was on the standby list has been training and travelling with Team India right from the start of the tour. The upcoming Test will be played at The Oval, London from 2nd September", the statement read.
After clinching a memorable win at Lord's, Team India lost the 3rd Test at Headingley by an innings and 76 runs. The team will be aiming for a comeback in the fourth Test and a couple of changes are expected in the team.
India were bundled out for 78 runs in the first innings after Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat.
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is set to feature in the fourth Test in place of Ishant Sharma. Till now, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was playing as the lone spinner in all three Tests.
Although Prasidh has been included in the squad, his inclusion in the Playing XI for the fourth Test is highly unlikely.
Ajinkya Rahane is likely to retain his place despite a poor form. The middle-order batsman couldn't contribute much in the Headingley Test and was dismissed cheaply in both innings.
Squad: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Prasidh Krishna