The BCCI has announced the squad for the last two Test matches against England on Wednesday. Lokesh Rahul is back in the team while Shahbaz Nadeem is released. The remaining two Test matches of the series will be played at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad.
The third Test match will be held from 24 February. It will be a day-night test. At the same time, the fourth and last test match of the series will be from 4 March. The four-match Test series is currently 1–1.
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Pacer Umesh Yadav will join the team in Ahmedabad after passing the fitness test. Shardul Thakur will be released for Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Abhimanyu Easwaran, Shahbaz Nadeem and Priyank Panchal have also been released for Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Team India for the remaining two matches
Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Riddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), R.K. Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Akshar Patel, Washington Sundar, Ishant Sharma, Jaspreet Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj
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The committee has also selected five net bowlers. And two players are also placed on standby.
Net Bollers- Ankit Rajput, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Warrier, Krishnappa Gautam, Saurabh Kumar
Stand By Players – KS Bharat and Rahul Chahar