The MSK Prasad–drove selection board will meet at the BCCI central command in Mumbai on Wednesday (November 2) to pick the Indian squad for the upcoming five match Test series against England, beginning on November 9 in Rajkot. After India winning triumph over New Zealand with 3-0 in the recently finished series, the selection council won’t not have excessively numerous surprises to choose the team for the upcoming series.
Among the new incorporations, Ishant Sharma, who passed up a great opportunity for the last series Chikungunya, is relied upon to be back in the plan of things, particularly in the wake of having knocked down some 40-odd overs in his last two Ranji Trophy excursions for Delhi. In spite of the fact that India look very OK with their set mix of two pacers – Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav – on Indian soil, the expansion of Ishant would reinforce the pace battery. The other bowler who could be talked about is off spinner Jayant Yadav, however he would generally warm the seats with Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja weaving a web around the hapless New Zealand side in the last experience.
The other vital hub of exchange would rotate around Gautam Gambhir who got a Test call and in this manner a diversion in the third Test match, to the detriment of a injured Shikhar Dhawan. It is fascinating to check whether Gambhir gets a look in, given that both KL Rahul and Dhawan are as yet recovering from their injuries.
India Vs England Test Series Schedule
Nov 09, Wed – Nov 13, Sun
India vs England, 1st Test
Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
Nov 17, Thu – Nov 21, Mon
India vs England, 2nd Test
Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
Nov 26, Sat – Nov 30, Wed
India vs England, 3rd Test
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
Dec 08, Thu – Dec 12, Mon
India vs England, 4th Test
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Dec 16, Fri – Dec 20, Tue
India vs England, 5th Test
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai