BCCI Announces Squad For England Tour, Cheteshwar Pujara Back In Team

BCCI Announces Squad For England Tour, Cheteshwar Pujara Back In Team

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23 May 2022
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The BCCI has announced a 17-man Indian squad for the 5th Test against England to be played at Edgbaston from July 1-5. The match will decide the outcome of the five-match series that went unfinished in 2021 last year, in which India are currently leading 2-1.

Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara has returned to the Indian team after a stellar performance in the County Championship Division 2 while playing for Sussex. He scored 4 centuries in 8 innings at an average of 120. He scored 4 centuries in 4 matches, including double centuries. Pujara was earlier known for such big innings.

Ravindra Jadeja, who suffered a chest injury while trying to take a catch against RCB in IPL 2022 and was ruled out of the tournament, is also a part of the Test squad. Young fast bowler Prasidh Krishna has also been included in the team. In the 2021 England series, he was part of the team as a reserve bowler.

Gujarat Titans opener Shubman Gill has also has found his place in team. Last time the young man had to return home from Britain due to a calf injury. Earlier the fifth Test was scheduled to start on 10 September 2021 but was postponed indefinitely due to the outbreak of Covid-19 in the Indian camp.

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The test squad the Indian team are expected to fly to England on June 15.

TEST Squad – 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

Along with this, BCCI has also exclusively decided the squad for South Africa tour of India. This will be a T20i series and a number of young and impressive bowlers have found their place in the team. The most awaited name being Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh who impressed with their skills and talent in Indian Premier League 2022.

T20I Squad – KL Rahul (Capt), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(VC) (wk),Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Y Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, R Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik

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