India’s test side lead by Virat Kohli is currently in England preparing for five match test series against England. England will host team India for a test series which is starting from 4th of July. Team India already played a match in England 20 days ago against New Zealand in final of world Test Championship. Second edition of world Test Championship will kick start from India’s five test series against England.
Not officially but according to reports, Shubham Gill is returned to India for his rihab. While Avesh Khan and Washington Sunder are officially rules out from whole series. According to reports if Times of India (TOI) Suryakumar Yadav who received player of the series award last night, Prithvi Shaw and Offspinner Jayant Yadav will replace three of them.
Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav and Jayant Yadav set to join Indian team in England ahead of the Test series. https://t.co/udMHNVaui2
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Suryakumar Yadav’s first class average is very good, he smashed 14 centuries in first class cricket with more that 5500 runs. While Jayant Yadav already played a test cricket for India, he has international test hundred also. Against Sri Lanka, last series Suryakumar Yadav received player of the series award for his brilliant three inning. He was averaging 62 throughout the series.
Ravichandran Ashwin is the only main off spinners in India’s squad currently. Hanuma Vihari and Rohit Sharma are there but team India want a perfect replacement of Ravi Ashwin. Jayant Yadav have a lot of experience in test cricket as well as first class cricket. Jayant Yadav can give little more batting depth also. Recently, Washington Sunder is injured while playing warm up game from county select XI. Avesh Khan suffered from thumb injury, he also ruled out from the series.
Current squad of Indian team :
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill (not officially ruled out), Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul Wriddhiman Saha