The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)announced a 16-player squad for the four-match Test series against India.
Jofra Archer, Rory Burns, and Ben Stokes have made their way back in the squad, while Jonathan Bairstow, Sam Curran, and Mark Wood will miss the first two Test. The three players are currently featuring in the series against Sri Lanka. Selectors have ensured that they get a block of rest after returning from Sr Lanka. Joe Root will lead the team.
Archer and Stokes missed out on the Sri Lanka tour to prepare for the India tour. Burns remained unavailable as well due his the birth of his first child.
England will tour India for a four-match Test series starting February 5 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The teams are also slated to play five T20Is as well as three ODIs.
England Test squad against India: Joe Root (captain), Jofra Archer, Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Dom Sibley, Ben Stokes, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes
India vs England Test schedule
|1st Test||5th – 9th Feb||MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai|
|2nd Test||13th – 17th Feb||MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai|
|3rd Test||24th – 28th Feb||Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad|
|4th Test||4th – 8th March||Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad|