Indian Squad For Sri Lanka Test Series 2017
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BCCI selection committee named 16-member Indian squad for Lanka Test series starting on July 26. Rohit Sharma made a comeback replacing Karun Nair, who smashed a record triple-ton against England in December 2016. Rohit Sharma's return to Indian Test team could be little surprising, but the selectors seem to have gone with the fact that Rohit was in the mix when injured in the first place. Hardik Pandya, another man to get a call-up for the upcoming Sri Lankan tour, was also a part of the Test squad but finished the series uncapped on account of injury in the last session.
KL Rahul claimed his comeback after rehabilitation from injury, which is suffered during the fourth Test against Australia in late March. Abhinav Mukund has been included as standby opener in Indian squad for Lanka Test series. Murli Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane retain their places. Ever promising wicketkeeper-batsman, Wriddhiman Saha will be seen behind the wickets with the gloves.
The Chinaman spinner Kuldeep Yadav retains his place as the third spinner along with Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. Moreover, India will be touring Lanka with four pacers, including Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Five bowlers, including two seamers and 3 spinners will be the way to go in each of the three Tests of the series. And it won't come as a surprise if Pandya plays the role of third seamer and also slots in somewhere between Ashwin, Jadeja and Saha. Amongst all changes the selection committee made, Rohit Sharma's return to Indian Test team is the most surprising one.
Indian squad for Lanka Test series features Virat Kohli (c), Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Abhinav Mukund, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma.
Who gets a call-up and who doesn't in Indian squad for Lanka Test series 2017?