As the BCCI kept supporters waiting for the roster for the Rajkot, Ranchi, and Dharamshala Tests, there was a tangible sense of excitement surrounding the unveiling of the Indian squad for the final three Test matches against England. Everyone’s attention was focused on the availability of ace batsman Virat Kohli, who missed the first two Test matches in Hyderabad and Vizag because of personal matters that needed his whole focus.
The condition of star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and wicketkeeper-batter KL Rahul, who missed the Vizag Test because of hamstring and quadricep strains, respectively, piqued the interest of the fans.
Ultimately, the BCCI made public the players selected for the final three Test matches against England on Saturday.
As anticipated, Virat Kohli will continue to miss the remaining Test matches against England for personal reasons. The BCCI respects this choice, considering how important family obligations are. Although KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja are part of the team, their ability to play depends on their approval for fitness and preparation for the game. Akash Deep of Royal Challengers Bangalore, meanwhile, has been called up for the first time for India, giving the already youthful roster a younger edge.
With both teams locked at one wicket, the five-match Test series between India and England has reached an exciting new phase. India lost the first Test match of the series by an unexpected 28 runs, but under Rohit Sharma’s guidance, they recovered well, winning the second Test by an overwhelming 106 runs. The series is evenly matched, therefore both teams are trying to take the upper hand going into the next IND vs. ENG third test.
India’s team to play England in the final three Test matches:
Team: KS Bharat (WK), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja*, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Akash Deep, KL Rahul*, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Dhruv Jurel (WK), Shubman Gill, Axar Patel, and Washington Sundar