India vs England: BCCI on Wednesday announced India’s test squad for the 3rd and 4th test against England. The third and fourth test will be held at Gujrat’s newly refurbished Motera Stadium.
As per the schedule, the third test will be pink ball test (D/N) from 24th February to 28th February while the last test will be from 04 to 08th Match. Both the games will be at Moetra Stadium.
BCCI confirmed that the senior pacer Mohammad Shami is still not 100 per cent fit for the longest format and will need few more weeks to recover, so he is not picked in the squad for the last two test games.
While Umesh Yadav will join the squad later at Ahmedabad after his fitness assessment, he will replace Shadrul Thakur in the squad.
India’s squad for the 3rd and 4th test matches:
Squad: 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.
The selectors have also picked five bowlers for nets while two bowlers are on the standby list.
Stand-by Players: KS Bharat, Rahul Chahar.
England squad for the 3rd and 4th test:
Squad: Joe Root (c), James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Dom Sibley, Ben Stokes, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.