ENG VS IND: Cheteshwar Pujara is Back in Test Squad of Team India
ENG vs IND: BCCI has finally announced the Indian squad ahead of the remaining test match against England. It is the 17-member squad for the upcoming test match where Cheteshwar Pujara is back in the squad. Remark ahead of the test match will be the 5th test match of the series against England in England. For more live cricket betting odds and scheduled matches for the upcoming season, read here.
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Team India has called off the match due to the Covid outbreak concerns in the Indian camp. Authority has scheduled July 1st as the date of a test match. And Edgbaston, Birmingham will be the venue for the match.
ENG vs IND: Cheteshwar Pujara Come Backs in Test Squad
After the end of the South Africa series selectors dropped Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane from the test squad. Team India played the home series against Sri Lanka without Pujara. His omission has happened to his poor performance for an extended period.
But after the exclusion, he went to England and participated in the County Championship where he perform phenomenally well. For that, he comes back into the side. Pujara’s sequence of scores in county cricket stands as 6, 201 not out, 109, 12, 203, 16, 125 not out with a total of 582* runs in four games.
In the County, Championship Pujara was playing from the Sussex side. There he had smashed consecutive big centuries. But other players like Rahane, Ishant Sharma, and Wriddhiman Saha have failed to secure a place in the squad.
National selectors have dropped these veteran players to give chances to the young players. Former test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane has sustained an injury and for that, he will be out of the action for a few months. Not only this there is a new name in the bowling department. He is none other than Prasidh Krishna, one of the prime pacers of Rajasthan Royals in the ongoing IPL 2022.
Other than these there are no such big surprises in the announced test squad ahead of the test match. Most of the players are regular members of the team as they successfully retained their places in the squad. There is also Shreyas Iyer who was a part of the home series team where he performed sensationally. So it will be interesting to watch out for him in the overseas conditions if he gets a place in the playing XI.
India’s Complete Squad For One-off Test vs England:
Rohit Sharma (Capt), KL Rahul (VC), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant (wk), KS Bharat (wk), R Jadeja, R Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohd Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Prasidh Krishna. Find here the Cricket predictions and match updates for the 2022 season.