India had announced the squad for World Test Championship and England Test Series: Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya and Chinese bowler Kuldeep Yadav in the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand in England in June and August-September. There is no place in the squad for the five-match Test series against England.
India’s all-rounder Hardik Pandya and Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav have been dropped from the team for the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand and England in June and the five-match Test series of India vs England in August-September. While Prithviraj Shaw and Prasad Krishna have managed to make a place in the team. However, Krishna has been kept as a standby player. Wicketkeeper-batsmen Lokesh Rahul and Wardhiman Saha have been placed under co-clearance. The WTC Final will be held June 18-23 in Southampton.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar had been dropped from Team India for WTC final, England Test series
India on Friday announced a 20-member squad for the WTC final against New Zealand and the Test series against England. Left-arm spinner Akshar Patel has been retained for his outstanding performance in the home Test series against England. Meanwhile, the best all-rounder Ronder Jadeja, who was out of the home series due to injury, has also returned to the team. His arrival will further strengthen the team’s spin department. At the same time, the team has also got the services of fast bowlers Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav.
The team also has good and in-form batsmen in the form of Rohit Sharma, Shabhman Gill, and Manek Agarwal in the top order against New Zealand and England. However, the team now has Prithvi Shaw available. In addition to Prasad Krishna, three new and emerging players were added to the team in the form of standby, including Abhimanyu Aishwarya, Avesh Khan, and Arjun Nagwaswala.
India’s 20-member squad:
Virat Kohli, (captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Rohit Sharma, Shabhman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Chattiswar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ravi Chandran Ashwin, Ravinder Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Lokesh Rahul (under fitness clearance), Warridhman Saha (under fitness clearance). Stand by player: Abhimanyu Aishwarya, Prasad Krishna, Avesh Khan.