The All-India Senior Selection Committee met on Wednesday to select the squad that will take on England in the last two Test matches to be played at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad.
India’s squad for last two Tests in Ahmedabad
There aren’t any major changes from the squad of the first two Tests in Chennai. The team is as follows: 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, Mohammed Siraj.
TEAM – Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vc), KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Md. Siraj.
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 17, 2021
Umesh Yadav to join the team in Ahmedabad
Pacer Umesh Yadav will join the team in Ahmedabad and will replace Shardul Thakur after his fitness assessment. Thakur will be released for Vijay Hazare Trophy afterwards. The committee has also selected 5 net bowlers, which include Ankit Rajpoot, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Warrier, Krishnappa Gowtham and Saurabh Kumar.
Few players released for Vijay Hazare Trophy
Wicket-keeper KS Bharat and spinner Rahul Chahar have been announced as the stand-by players. However, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Shahbaz Nadeem and Priyank Panchal have been released for the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy.
The third Test will be a Pink-ball contest and is scheduled to begin from February 24th. The last match of the series will start on March 4th. The four match series is currently levelled at 1-1.