Gambhir ruled out , Prathiv & Bhuvi shows their comeback with BCCI announced 16-man Squad
BCCI announced India’s Squad for remaining 3 Test against the English visitors.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar made a comeback in the Squad replaces Gautam Gambhir .
Host who are up with (1-0) lead in the 5 match series , has keep things “Straight and Simple” in the box.
Selectors without making any changes , gone ahead with similar Squad for rest of the series.
Gautam Gambhir who ruled out in 2nd test against England , plays for Delhi in Ranjhi matches.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s comeback in the Squad after being thrown out due to Back strain against Black Caps (New Zealand) in the final test is ready for playing 11.
Return Of Prathiv Patel In Indian Test squad after 8th years:
Prathiv Patel make comeback in Indian Test squad by replacing injured Wriddhiman Saha.
Prathiv Patel is making a comeback after eight years because of his good form in ranji trophy.
Parthiv has been in good form in the ongoing Ranji Trophy season, having scored 415 runs at an average of 59.28, including a century and three fifties in five matches.
Karun Nair who created shine in the selectors eyes by his excellent all-around performance in 1st class matches is a surprised pack in the selected Squad .
Hardik Pandya secures his place in the team , as selectors shows some interest in him for his all-around performance in the Test.
“Hardik is an extremely talented player. Even when he 1st came into IPL, he showed what he capable of. Yes, the shorter format is difficult but we have all seen the potential that Hardik has.
Whether it’s a short glimpse in T20 or whether when he bowled at Dharmsala (3 wickets) or batted at Delhi (30+ runs). That’s why we have backed him to get him in the Test Squad” -says Kumble.
Virat Kohli will lead the side and want to keep the winning momentum going.
Selectors made Indian seam attack strong , as Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami who were 140+ and very much consistent with their speed in 1st two test , has companied with B.kumar , Ishant Sharma and Hardik Pandya for rest of the series.
India squad for third Test: Virat Kohli (c), KL Rahul, M Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Parthiv Patel (wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Jayant Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Karun Nair, Hardik Pandya.