For the first two Tests against England, India were: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Shubhman Gill, Chateshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Saha (wicket-keeper). ), Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Akshar Patel, Washington Sunder, Ishant Sharma, Jaspreet Bumra, Mohammad Siraj, Shardul Thakur
Ravindra Jadeja, Hanuma Vihari, Umesh Yadav and Mohammad Shami have been ruled out of the first two Tests due to injuries. The selectors have sidelined left-arm fast bowler Natarajan, who impressed in the final Test against Australia. Kohli, who arrived in India on paternity leave in the middle of the Test series against Australia, has re-entered the Test team.
The first Test will be played at Chepauk Stadium from February 5 to 9, while the second Test will be played there from February 13 to 17. The series will be hosted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in a bio-secure bubble environment in the wake of the corona virus outbreak.
Ankit Rajput Indian selectors for the series, aves Khan, Sandeep Warrior, kegautam, Saurabh Kumar and five others in the form of net bowlers have been selected. KS Bharat (wicket keeper), Abhimanyu Ishwaran, Shabad Nadeem, Rahul Chahar and Priyank Panchalam were also selected as standby players.