All-rounder Hardik Pandya has earned his maiden call-up to the India Test side following a decent show with the ball in the New Zealand ODI series. The selectors have retained uncapped Karun Nair and Jayant Yadav for the first 2 Tests of England series from the squad that faced New Zealand.
Rohit Sharma hasn’t regained fitness from the injury he picked up on course of the ODI fixtures against the Kiwis. India will also be missing KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan that paves way for Gautam Gambhir to have another shot at cementing his place in the side on a comeback trail.
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 2, 2016
India squad for England Tests
Virat Kohli (captain), R Ashwin, Gautam Gambhir, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Mohammad Shami, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha, Karun Nair, M Vijay, Umesh Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma, Jayant Yadav