The wise men of the selection committee have announced the squad for the inaugural ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final and the five-match Test series against England. Team India will take on New Zealand in Southampton. After the completion of the WTC finale, the visitors will played a five-match Test series against England. The 20-player squad will soon leave for England.
While there is no place for Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul and Wriddhiman Saha’s participation depend on their fitness. KL Rahul is recovering after going under the knife and Saha had tested positive for Covid-19.
India’s squad: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Md. Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul (subject to fitness clearance), Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper; subject to fitness clearance).
Standby players: Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Arzan Nagwaswalla