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Pujara in form back to India Squad for England Test


Batterman Cheteshwar Pujara’s searing form for Sussex earned him a place in the India squad on Sunday for the single Test against England in July.

India had a 2-1 lead when the final Test at Old Trafford in September was called off following cases of COVID-19 in their side. Edgbaston will host the game from July 1.

Pujara, dropped out after India’s tour of South Africa this year, was selected in the 17-member squad after his four scores over 100, including two double hundreds, in the two matches in the Five Counties Championship split .

Versatile Ravindra Jadeja, who missed recent Indian Premier League games with a rib injury, was also chosen alongside compatriot Ravichandran Ashwin.

India have rested several front-row players, including captain Rohit Sharma and batsman Virat Kohli, and handed KL Rahul charge of an 18-member squad for next month’s home T20 series against India. South Africa.

Veteran wicket-beater Dinesh Karthik and exciting fast bowler Umran Malik have been chosen for the five-game series starting in New Delhi on June 9.

Indian test team:

Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant (Wicket Keeper), KS Bharat (Wicket Keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Prasidh Krishna

India T20 team: KL Rahul (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik


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