India announce Test team to face England after Bhuvneshwar Kumar injured in ODI defeat

INDIA have announced their squad for the first three Tests against England – with a notable omission.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar aggravated a lower back injury during the third ODI against England and his inclusion depends on his recovery.

 Bhuvneshwar Kumar has not made the first drafting of the India squad for the Tests against England

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar has not made the first drafting of the India squad for the Tests against England

He hasn't made the first drafting of the squad.

Slow left arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav has been included on the roster after his strong performances in limited overs cricket.

The 23-year-old impressed with a five-wicket haul in the first T20I at Old Trafford and claimed six for 25 in India's eight-wicket ODI win in Nottingham.

Cheteshwar Pujara, who has been playing County Championship cricket for Yorkshire, is also included in the squad.

 Bhuvneshwar Kumar aggravated a lower back injury but tried to play through the pain in the nets

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar aggravated a lower back injury but tried to play through the pain in the nets

Jasprit Bumrah has been selected but will only be available from the second Test in Southampton onwards based on his fitness.

 

INDIA have announced their squad for the first three Tests against England – with a notable omission.