Team India, who won the fourth Test against the Aussies by 3 wickets as part of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, will take on England from February 5. The BCCI has recently announced the squad for the first two Tests of the four-match Test series against England. Hearthik Pandya will be back in the squad for the upcoming Test series under captain Virat Kohli. Ashwin, who missed the last Test against the Aussies due to injuries, is back in the squad as Boomera is currently fit. Hanuma Vihari, Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammad Shami have been ruled out of the two Tests against England due to injuries.
Jadeja was replaced by Akshar Patel. Washington Sundar, who made his Test debut in Brisbane, has been selected by the BCCI for the Tests against England. Shardul Thakur, who showed his talent in the Aussie tour, also got a place. The BCCI has announced the squad for the first two Tests against England.
Teamindia: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shubhman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Pujara, Rahane, Pant, Saha, Pandya, KL Rahul, Boomra, Ishant, Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Ashwin, Kuldeep, Akshar Patel, Washington Sundar