Fast bowler Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur and all-rounder Washington Sundar, who were among the architects of the historic win in the Test series against Australia, have been rewarded for their impressive performances. These three players have been included in the Indian team for the first two Tests of the home series against England. Sundar and Siraj made their Test debut on Australia tour, while Shardul played the second Test of his career. (IND vs ENG: Team India’s announcement for two Tests, Kohli and Ishant’s comeback, see whole team)
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It is noteworthy that regular captain Virat Kohli, who returned home on paternity leave after the first Test in Australia, has returned, while Ajinkya Rahane will be the vice-captain. India won the series 2–1 in Australia under the captaincy of Rahane. Fast bowler Ishant Sharma has also returned to the team, while Hardik Pandya and Akshar Patel have also found a place in it. The team will also have five net bowlers and five standby players.
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Team : Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Ridhiman Saha, R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Akshar Patel, Washington Sundar, Ishant Sharma, Jaspreet Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj, Shardul Thakur.
Net bowler: Ankit Rajput, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Warrier, K Gautam, Saurabh Kumar.
Standby player: KS Bharat, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Shahbaz Nadeem, Rahul Chahar and Priyank Panchal.