India announce squad for WTC Final and England Test series
BCCI announced India’s squad for the ICC World Test Championship Final against New Zealand and the five-match Test series against England in England.
With the postponement of this year’s edition of the Indian Premier League, BCCI and the Indian Cricket team are gearing up for yet another bigger milestone in front of the national Test team. Up next, India’s international fixture will be the ICC World Test Championship Final against New Zealand which will be played at Southampton, England.
The Final of the ICC Test Championship will be played at Southampton from June 18 to June 22. Following the Test Championship Final, India will play a five-match Test series against England which will kickstart India’s next Test Championship.
Following that the five-match Test series against England will start on August 4th at Nottingham. It will be followed by Lord’s (August 12-16), Leeds (August 25-29), The Oval (September 2-6) and Old Trafford (September 10-14). Ahead of the long tour in England, BCCI released the squad for the Test Championship Final and Test series against England.
The squad features all the contributors in India’s road to the final in the ICC World Test Championship. Ravindra Jadeja, Hanuma Vihari, and Mohammed Shami are also back into the Indian Test squad after missing out on the last home Test series against England due to injury. KL Rahul and Wriddhiman Saha are subjected to fitness clearance, considering their present conditions.
India’s squad: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Md. Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul (subject to fitness clearance), Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper; subject to fitness clearance).
Standby players: Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Arzan Nagwaswalla