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India announce Test squad, Pant earns maiden call up


After the T20I and the ODI sequence, India’s final take a look at starts within the England excursion with the Test sequence. The males in blue have struggled badly previously within the longer structure of the sport in England.

BCCI introduced 18-man squad for the 3 fit Test sequence on Wednesday.  Rishabh Pant has gained a maiden call-up whilst any other wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik has additionally been integrated.

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Karun Nair has additionally been re-called whilst Bhuvneshwar Kumar is out as he has annoyed a decrease again situation within the third ODI towards England. His situation is being assessed by way of the BCCI clinical crew and a call on his inclusion within the Test squad will likely be made quickly.

Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah who was once injured throughout the primary T20I towards Ireland will likely be to be had for variety from the 2d Test onwards.

Pant scored a blistering half-century for India ‘A’ towards West Indies ‘A’ in the second one unofficial Test to take his crew house and win the sequence. Although, Karthik will be the first-choice wicket-keeper.

Karthik remaining performed for India within the longer structure for India towards Afghanistan within the one-off Test. He additionally discovered a spot for himself as an alternative for injured Wriddhiman Saha throughout India’s excursion of South Africa within the 3rd Test however didn’t in finding himself within the taking part in XI towards the Proteas.

Squad: Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, M Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Karun Nair, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rishabh Pant, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur.

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