As the BCCI kept supporters waiting for the roster for the Rajkot, Ranchi, and Dharamsala Tests, there was a tangible sense of excitement surrounding the unveiling of the Indian squad for the final three Tests against England.
Everyone's attention was focused on the availability of ace batsman Virat Kohli, who missed the first two Test matches in Hyderabad and Vizag because of personal matters that needed his whole focus.
The condition of star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and wicketkeeper-batter KL Rahul, who missed the Vizag Test because of hamstring and quadricep strains, respectively, piqued the interest of the fans. Ultimately, the players chosen for the final three Test matches against England were made public by the BCCI on Saturday.
As anticipated, Virat Kohli will continue to miss the remaining Test matches against England for personal reasons. The BCCI respects this choice, considering how important family obligations are. Although KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja are part of the team, their ability to play depends on their approval for fitness and preparation for the game. Akash Deep of Royal Challengers Bangalore, meanwhile, has been called up for the first time for India, giving the already youthful roster a younger edge.
India Squad: Rohit Sharma (C), Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul*, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Dhruv Jurel (WK), KS Bharat (WK), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja*, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Akash Deep