Following the conclusion of the T20I series against Afghanistan, the Indian cricket team is preparing to face England in a five-match Test series scheduled to commence on January 25. In anticipation of the series, the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) has officially revealed the squad for the initial two Tests against England. It is noteworthy that Rohit Sharma will captain the team, and Jasprit Bumrah will serve as his vice-captain.
It is noteworthy that team India is entering the upcoming series following a draw in the two-game Test series against South Africa. Despite losing the initial Test, the team led by Rohit Sharma delivered an exceptional performance, securing a historic victory in Cape Town to level the series.
Squad of India for First Two Test Against England
🚨 NEWS 🚨#TeamIndia's squad for the first two Tests against England announced 🔽
Rohit Sharma (C ), S Gill, Y Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, S Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), KS Bharat (wk), Dhruv Jurel (wk), R Ashwin, R Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jasprit…
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 12, 2024
In terms of India’s current commitments, they are currently involved in a three-match T20I series against Afghanistan. The team competed in the first T20I on January 11 and convincingly won the match. The encounter commenced with Afghanistan batting first, and they posted a total of 158 runs in the first innings, courtesy of notable contributions from Azmatullah Omarzai and Mohammad Nabi.
Mukesh Kumar and Axar Patel emerged as the leading wicket-takers for India, securing two wickets each, while Shivam Dube also contributed with a single wicket. In pursuit of the target, India delivered an outstanding batting display, and a remarkable unbeaten 60-run innings from Shivam Dube played a pivotal role in securing victory, giving the team the upper hand in the series.