The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced a seventeen-player squad for the India team for the third and the fourth Test matches against England.
Pacer Umesh Yadav would be making his return to the squad after recovering from his calf-injury that he picked up during the third match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and will replace Shardul Thakur, who needs to be available for the Vijay Hazare trophy.
Yadav will undergo a fitness Test at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) to be declared fit for the matches.
“Umesh Yadav will join the team in Ahmedabad and after his fitness assessment will replace Shardul Thakur, who will be released for Vijay Hazare Trophy,” BCCI said in their official statement.
The third and the fourth Test are slated to be played at the Sardar Patel Stadium (Motera Stadium) in Ahmedabad. The third Test, which will be a day/night match, will commence from February 24, while the fourth Test commences from March 4.
India Test Squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (Vice-captain), Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj.
Standby players: KS Bharat, Rahul Chahar.