OFFICIAL: BCCI announce Indian squad for WTC final and England test series

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India will play the ICC World Test Championship final against New Zealand 18th – 22nd June at Southampton, followed by the tour of England, which will start with a five-match test series from 4th – 8th August.

BCCI has released an official statement to confirm the Indian squad for the WTC final and England test series.

The official statement read: “The All-India Senior Selection Committee has picked the Indian squad for the inaugural ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final and the five-match Test series against England.”

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“Team India’s first stop will be in Southampton where they play New Zealand to decide the first champion of the Test format. Following their 3-1 win against England at home, India finished as the No. 1 side with 72.2 percentage points and booked their place in the final. “

India’s squad

  • Rohit Sharma
  • Shubman Gill
  • Mayank Agarwal
  • Cheteshwar Pujara
  • Virat Kohli (Captain)
  • Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain)
  • Hanuma Vihari
  • Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper)
  • R. Ashwin
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Axar Patel
  • Washington Sundar
  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • Ishant Sharma
  • Mohd. Shami
  • Md. Siraj
  • Shardul Thakur
  • Umesh Yadav
  • KL Rahul (subject to fitness clearance)
  • Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper; subject to fitness clearance).

Standby players

  • Abhimanyu Easwaran
  • Prasidh Krishna
  • Avesh Khan
  • Arzan Nagwaswalla

India’s schedule

A18th – 22nd JuneWTC Final vs NZSouthampton
14th – 8th August1st Test vs EnglandNottingham
212th – 16th August2nd Test vs EnglandLondon (Lord’s)
325th – 29th August3rd Test vs EnglandLeeds
42nd – 6th September4th Test vs EnglandLondon (Oval)
510th – 14th September5th Test vs EnglandManchester
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