India vs Eng: Umesh Yadav replaces Thakur; BCCI announces squad for last two tests
Team India have announced the squad for the remaining two Test matches against England. This has been confirmed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on their official Twitter handle.
There were no major changes but Umesh Yadav will join the squad in Ahmedabad after a fitness assessment and replace Shardul Thakur.
“Umesh Yadav will join the team in Ahmedabad and after his fitness assessment will replace Shardul Thakur, who will be released for Vijay Hazare Trophy,” said BCCI in a release.
Apart from this, the selection committee has decided to not make any other change in the squad and every other player has been retained who was in the squad for the first two Tests.
India squad for last two Tests: Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vc), KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Md. Siraj.
The Men In Blue will now be hoping to win the next two Tests and thereby, earn the right to face New Zealand in the ICC World Test Championship final that will be contested from June 18-22 at the ‘Mecca of Cricket’ Lord’s.