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Indian Squad for India vs England Test Series: Check Who's IN and Who's OUT

Get the latest updates on the Indian squad for the India vs England Test series. Find out who's in and who's out as the teams gear up for an intense battle on the cricket field. Stay up to date with all the team news and player selections right here.

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Skipper Rohit Sharma conducting a team huddle during a Test match

India's national cricket team has announced their squad for the upcoming Test series against England. The selection strategy combines experienced players with fresh talents, aiming to strike a balance between stability and the infusion of new energy. Rohit Sharma will lead the squad as captain, with Jasprit Bumrah serving as the vice-captain. Let's take a closer look at the composition of the team.

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Batting Lineup

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The Indian batting lineup for the Test series includes some promising young talents along with established players. Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, and Shreyas Iyer will be key players in the batting department. Their skills and experience will contribute to the team's performance in the series.


Wicketkeeping Duties

The team has three choices for the wicketkeeping duties. KL Rahul, KS Bharat, and Dhruv Jurel will compete for the role behind the stumps. Each player brings their own set of skills to the table, and it will be interesting to see who gets the nod for the series.

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All-rounders and Spin Department

India boasts a strong group of all-rounders in their squad. Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, and Axar Patel provide depth to the batting lineup and offer variety in the bowling attack. Their ability to contribute with both bat and ball will be crucial in the Test matches.

Kuldeep Yadav leads the spin department, bringing his exceptional skills as a wrist-spinner to the team. His inclusion in the squad adds an element of unpredictability to the bowling attack.

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Pace Attack

The pace attack for India includes Mohammed Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, and Avesh Khan. While the absence of Mohammed Shami may come as a surprise to some, the inclusion of Avesh Khan showcases the team's willingness to introduce fresh energy into the Test arena. The pace bowlers will play a crucial role in troubling the English batsmen and taking wickets.


Strategic Pivot: Spin-friendly Pitches

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The return of Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav to the squad after their South Africa tour gap indicates a strategic pivot by the Indian team. This move suggests that the team will leverage the spin-friendly pitches across India to gain an advantage over England. The inclusion of these spinners in the squad highlights the team's determination to exploit the conditions and dominate the series.


Test Series Schedule

The Test series between India and England will consist of five matches, each scheduled at different venues across India. Let's take a look at the schedule:

 

  Mat   Day & Date   Venue   Time (IST)
  1st Test   Thu, Jan 25-29   Rajiv Gandhi International
  Stadium, Hyderabad
  9:30 AM
  2nd Test   Fri, Feb 2-6   Dr. YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA
  VDCA Cricket Stadium,
  Visakhapatnam
  9:30 AM
  3rd Test   Thu, Feb 15-19   Saurashtra Cricket Association
  Stadium, Rajkot
  9:30 AM
  4th Test   Fri, Febr23-27   JSCA International Stadium
  Complex, Ranchi
  9:30 AM
  5th Test   Thu, Marc 7-11   Himachal Pradesh Cricket
  Association Stadium, Dharamsala
  9:30 AM

 

Conclusion

The Indian squad for the India vs England Test series is a blend of experience and budding talent. Led by Rohit Sharma, the team has a strong batting lineup, a formidable spin department, and a pace attack that aims to trouble the English batsmen. With a strategic pivot towards spin-friendly pitches, India is ready to take on the challenge and make their mark in the series. Cricket fans around the world can look forward to an enthralling contest between these two cricketing powerhouses.

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