India has named a strong squad for the 2-Test series against Bangladesh starting November 14. India and Bangladesh will play two Tests in Indore and Kolkata.
Shahbaz Nadeem, who made his Test debut in Ranchi and bowled brilliantly, was unlucky to miss out. He replaced an injured Kuldeep Yadav for the final match against South Africa but with Kuldeep fit to play again, he got back into the squad.
As assumed, there were no surprises in the India squad which varnished South Africa in a 3-Test series recently. Rohit Sharma, who scored 529 runs in his first series as Test opener, will once again open with Mayank Agarwal – Shubman Gill was named back-up opener.
India is on top of the points table in the World Test Championships. Since the tournament period started, India has won all their 5 Tests – 2 against West Indies and 3 against South Africa.
India Squad: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Saha (wk), R Jadeja, R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill,
Two young players who play for Delhi Capitals in IPL are in the squad Rishabh pant and Shubam Gill.
India is in excellent form in Test cricket in their own country. They have won 11 successive series at home and even won a historic Test series in Australia.
Great news for Hit-Man fans: On Wednesday, Rohit Sharma moved into the top-10 of the ICC ranking for batsmen for the first time in his career after a spherical show against South Africa.