India include Cheteshwar Pujara in squad for one-off Test against England | Cricket News

India name 17-member squad for one-off Test against England at Edgbaston which starts on July 1; match carried over from last year with India 2-1 ahead in series; squad also announced for next month’s home T20 series against South Africa

Last Updated: 22/05/22 2:12 pm

Cheteshwar Pujara is back in the India squad to take on England

Cheteshwar Pujara is back in the India squad to take on England

Cheteshwar Pujara’s excellent form for Sussex has earned him a place in the India squad for the one-off Test against England in July.

India were 2-1 ahead when the final Test at Old Trafford in September was canceled following Covid-19 cases in their camp and Edgbaston will now host the match from July 1.

Pujara, dropped after India’s tour of South Africa this year, was picked in the 17-member squad after his four 100-plus scores, including two double hundreds, in five County Championship Division Two matches for Sussex.

Pujara has been piling up the runs for Sussex this season

Pujara has been piling up the runs for Sussex this season

All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who missed the final Indian Premier League matches with a rib injury, has also been picked alongside fellow spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.

India are resting several frontline players, including captain Rohit Sharma and batter Virat Kohli, and have put KL Rahul in charge of an 18-member squad for next month’s home T20 series against South Africa.

KL Rahul will captain India's T20 side against South Africa

KL Rahul will captain India’s T20 side against South Africa

Veteran wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik and exciting fast bowler Umran Malik have been picked for the five-match series beginning in New Delhi on June 9.

India Test squad: Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), KS Bharat (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohampr Shami, Jham , Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Prasidh Krishna

India T20 squad: KL Rahul (captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Khan, Bhuvneshwar Khan , Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik