India vs England Cricket news has come in and the squads have already been selected. The teams face each other in a 5 test series starting on November 9.
According to Sports Nova, the India vs England cricket series will be more exciting than before. This is because the teams are evenly matched as per experts. India has also made some interesting changes.
For the India vs England cricket series, Hardik Pandya has been drafted into the team. The BCCI has announced a 15 member team for the first two tests. The series starts with the first match in Rajkot.
Gautam Gambhir has kept his place in the team but Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul have not recovered from their injuries yet. Gambhir has already scored a magnificent hundred in this Ranji season and this may have worked in this favor. Rohit Sharma, however, is out due to his hamstring injury. Sharma picked up the injury in the ODI series against New Zealand.
Other Major Team Updates
Sharma will miss the entire test series and Karun Nair has been retained as his replacement. Wriddhiman Saha will be the only wicketkeeper for India while Bhuvaneshwar Kumar has been left out. According to sources, Kumar’s inadequate match fitness may have prompted this decision from the selectors.
Amit Mishra is in the team along with Ashwin and Jadeja. Mohammed Shami will also be coming back for the first two tests. The first match will be followed by games at Vishakhapatnam, Mohali, Mumbai and Chennai.
The Indian team also contains Kohli, Vijay, Rahane, Pujara, Umesh Yadav and Jayant Yadav. Ishant Sharma also retains his position in the test team. According to the Indian Express, the England team will have a practice session in Mumbai before heading to Rajkot.
The England team has a formidable lineup in captain Alastair Cook backed by Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Gary Ballance. Other members include Gareth Batty, Zafar Ansari, Moeen Ali and Johnny Bairstow. Jake Ball, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid and Stuart Broad retain their places. H Hameed and Jose Buttler are the other members along with Steve Finn and Ben Duckett.