In a much-anticipated move, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has revealed the formidable squad that will shine the white jersey for the first two Test matches against England on Indian soil. Led by the seasoned campaigner Rohit Sharma, the team boasts a perfect blend of experience and young talent.
Opening the innings for India will be the dynamic duo of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill, providing a solid foundation for the middle order. The squad also includes the promising Yashasvi Jaiswal, adding a touch of youthful talent to the lineup. The middle order, featuring the likes of Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, and KL Rahul, showcases a mix of consistency and aggressive stroke play.
Behind the stumps, the gloves will be donned by KS Bharat and Dhruv Jurel, ensuring a reliable presence in the wicketkeeping department. The spin department is spearheaded by the experienced duo of R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, complemented by the spin wizard Axar Patel and the talented Kuldeep Yadav.
The pace attack, a formidable force for India, will be led by the lethal combination of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohd. Siraj, with Avesh Khan adding depth to the fast-bowling unit. The squad is rounded off by the inclusion of Mukesh Kumar, promising to contribute his skills to the Indian bowling arsenal.
Team India Squad for First Two Tests Against England:
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, KS Bharat, Dhruv Jurel, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Avesh Khan