India declared 3rd Test against England, Rishabh received the first place; Hurt out
Dinesh Karthik, along with Rishabh Pant, is included in the team as wicketkeeper
The Indian team was announced on Wednesday for the Test series against England starting on August. For the first three Tests of 5, wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant was included in the team for the first time. Jaspreet Bumrah, who has been out of the Twenty20 and ODI series against England, has also got a place in the team. However, Bumrah will be available from the second test for selection in the final eleven. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was not given a place in the 18-member squad due to injury. Shardul Thakur was included in the team instead.
BCCI said that Bhuvneshwar was suffering from lower back pain in the third ODI against England.
Team for the first three Tests
Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (Vice Captain), Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Karun Nair, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jaspreet Bumrah, Shardul Thakur.
Reward Pant’s performance in the IPL
Rishabh Pant made a brilliant batting performance in IPL-11, scoring 684 runs in 14 matches at a strike rate of 173.60. During this he scored a century. In addition, Pant has scored 1625 runs in 22 first-class matches. During this period, his average was 54.16 and strike rate was 98.54. Pant has also planted 4 centuries and 6 half-centuries.
Despite two centuries, Rohit has not got the place
Rohit Sharma, who scored two centuries in England tour, did not get a place in the team. He scored a century in England’s third T20 and first ODI match against England. Rohit played the last Test against South Africa. During this, he scored 78 runs in 2 Tests. During this period, he scored 11, 10, 10, 47 in four innings.