In another significant development, Ajinkya Rahane was removed from Test vice-captaincy, a position which was also given to Rohit.
The All-India Senior Selection Committee also decided to name Mr Rohit Sharma as the Captain of the ODI & T20I team… https://t.co/7MfLBXTULv
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The BCCI announced the 18-member squad for the three Test series which doesn’t include all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, spinner Axar Patel, and opener Shubman Gill due to various injuries.
Hanuma Vihari has made a comeback in the main squad while Ishant Sharma has been able to retain his place despite poor form.
Ravindra Jadeja, Shubman Gill and Axar Patel have not made it to the squad due to injuries and are currently undergoing rehabilitation.
Test Squad: Virat Kohli (Capt),Rohit Sharma(vc), KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant(wk), Wriddhiman Saha(wk), R Ashwin, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Md. Siraj.
Standby Players: Navdeep Saini, Saurabh Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Arzan Nagwaswalla.