IND vs ENG: Team India announced for the first two matches of the Test series against England, Virat Kohli-Ishant Sharma returned

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the squad for the first two matches of the four-match Test series against England in February. In this, the regular captain of the team, captain Virat Kohli and fast bowler Ishant Sharma have returned. Ishant recovered from the side strain (muscle strain) and recently returned to competitive cricket with the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and looked in good touch. Apart from this, star all-rounder Hardik Pandya has also been selected in the team for this series.

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Apart from this, four other players KS Bharat (wicketkeeper), Abhimanyu Iswaran, Shahbaz Nadeem and Rahul Chahar have also been included in the team as standby players. They will be included in the team in case of injury to a player. Apart from these, Ankit Rajput, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Warrier, Krishnappa Gautam and Saurabh Kumar have been included as net bowlers.

The names of fast bowler Mohammed Shami (fracture in the arm), all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja (fracture in the thumb), pacer Umesh Yadav (hamstring) and batsman Hanuma Vihari (hamstring strain) for the two Test matches were discussed due to injury. Not done. The Indian team will have to enter the bio-bubble (bio-safe environment) on 27 January for the first two Test matches to be played in Chennai (5–9 February and 13–17 February).

Team India- For the first two Tests against England Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Riddhiman Saha, Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Jaspreet Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Siraj, Shardul Thakur, R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar , Akshar Patel.

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