India squad announcement for remaining three Test matches vs England Live© BCCI/Sportzpics
India vs England Test Squad Announcement Live Updates: As per a latest report, Virat Kohli is set to miss the third and fourth Test matches against England too. He was unavailable for selection during the first two games as well due to “personal reasons” and was exptected to rejoin the team. However, the latest report adds that Kohli is even doubtful for the fifth game. An official word from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Kohli’s availability is still awaited. The star crickter is expecting his second child, his former Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate and South Africa great AB de Villiers had earlier revealed in a live session.
Here are the Live Updates of India’s squad announcement for the last three Tests against England:
India Squad for England Tests Live: Kohli could miss 3rd and 4th Tests!
Virat Kohli is expected to miss the third and fourth Test matches against England as well, said ESPNcricinfo in a report. The report also stated that Kohli is doubtful for the fifth and final game of the series as well. The selectors are expected to meet this week to finalize the India squad for the remaining three Test matches vs England, the report added.
India Squad for England Tests Live: A look at WTC table –
New Zealand climbed to the top of the World Test Championship (WTC) standings following their thumping 281-run victory over South Africa on Wednesday. The Kiwis leapfrogged the finalists of the previous WTC final – India and Australia and moved to the summit of the rankings with a 66.66 per cent points. India, with 52.77 per cent points, slipped to the third spot.
India Squad for England Tests Live: In case you missed it!
Days ago, Virat Kohli’s former Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate and South Africa great AB de Villiers had revealed the reason behind the India star’s absence from the cricket field. In a YouTube live, de Villiers was asked if he has spoken to Virat Kohli and whether he is fine or not. AB de Villiers then said: “His second child is on the way. Yes, it’s family time and things are important to him.” Read in detail
India Squad for England Tests Live: Focus on India’s batting!
While the Indian team has performed good overall with the ball, the batting has been a cause of concern for the side. The host team batters have failed to put combined efforts more often that not and India have to rely on invididual knocks so far in the series. In the upcoming three games, the batters must be aiming to put a better effort as a unit.
India Squad for England Tests Live: Gill regains form!
What was turning out to be a mediocre series for Gill, is now a memorable one. The right-handed batter scored 104 in the second innings of the second Test, playing a crucial role in India’s 106-run victory over England in Vizag. With the knock, Gill must be a relieved man and he is likely to keep his spot for the series.
India Squad for 3 Tests vs England Live: Rohit eyes redemption
In the first two Tests, India skipper Rohit Sharma failed to deliver a strong performance. In all the four innings, he was dismissed before reaching the half-century. However, he will aim for redemption in the third Test, which will kick-start from February 15 in Rajkot.
India Squad for 3 Tests vs England Live: Will Dhruv Jurel get another chance?
Rajasthan Royals wicketkeeper-batter Dhruv Jurel earned his maiden India call-up for the first two Tests against England. However, the 23-year-old batter did not get a chance as KS Bharat was preferred over him for the wicketkeeper’s job. It will be interesting to see whether he gets renamed in the squad for the remaining three Tests.
India Squad for 3 Tests vs England Live: Bumrah joins the elite list
It is the first time Bumrah took the numero uno spot in men’s Test rankings for bowlers, with the likes of Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, and Bishen Singh Bedi claiming the top spots in Test rankings previously. Bumrah’s rise to the top as a result of his 9/91 (over two innings) during Vizag Test as India secured a series-equalling 106-run victory over England.
India Squad for 3 Tests vs England Live: Big feat for Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah scaled new heights, becoming the first pace bowler in the country’s history to be placed at the top spot in the men’s Test bowling rankings.
India Squad for 3 Tests vs England Live: Will Sarfaraz retain his spot?
The absence of KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja proved to be a blessing for uncapped batter Sarfaraz Khan as he earned his maiden Test call-up for the second match. Known for his batting exploits in domestic cricket, Sarfaraz is yet to dawn Team India’s hat. He took the field as a substitute fielder for Shubman Gill in the match. It will be really interesting to see whether he gets renamed in the squad for the remaining Tests.
India Squad for 3 Tests vs England Live: Will Kohli return?
Star India batter Virat Kohli opted out of the first two Tests against England due to “personal reason”. BCCI also urged the fans and media to respect Kohli’s privacy and not to assume things regarding his absence. However, there’s still no confirmation about his return to the team for the remaining three matches.
India Squad Announcement LIVE: How Long Will Jadeja Stay Out?
The selection committee is expected to provide clarity on Ravindra Jadeja’s return but the all-rounder is likely to remain on the sidelines for the entire series. Even Mohammed Shami isn’t expected to return for this assignment but Rahul should be available.
India Test Squad Announcement LIVE: Will Bumrah Be Rested?
Jasprit Bumrah was India’s hero with the ball in the second Test at Vizag, bagging a total of 9 wickets. But, with this being a 5-match series, will the selectors rest him for a game? Such a situation could give England a psychological edge. Should the bold call be expected by the BCCI?
India Squad for 3 Tests vs England Live: Jaiswal, Gill’s brilliant knocks
Young opener Yashasvi Jaiswal smashed his maiden double century while Shubman Gill brought up his third Test century and helped India reach a huge total in the second Test. Both the batters played a huge role in India’s victory.
India Squad for 3 Tests vs England Live: Series levelled 1-1
The Ben Stokes-led side emerged victorious in the first match by 28 runs. However, Team India bounced back in the second game and thrashed England by 106 runs. The five-match series is currently levelled at 1-1.
India Squad for 3 Tests vs England Live: Hello
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the India’s squad announcement for the remaining three Tests of the five-match series against England. Stay tuned for all the live updates.
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