After the successful away tour, Team India is all set to play the home series against England and it will be the final series for both the teams before the ICC Test Championship .If Team India won the series 2-0 , they will straight away qualify for the Final . So, the management announced the strongest Test players like Pandya, Bumrah in this series with an 18 member squad which will start from Feb-5 in Chennai Chepauk. Meanwhile , this will be the first home series in Test Cricket for Bumrah .
Indian Team Captain Virat Kholi will be leading the Test team and he will be back after his paternity leave.
There are few players rested due to Injuries, Ravindra Jadeja , Hanuma Vihari, Umesh Yadav, Shami will not be available for the first two test matches. Prithivi Shaw, Natarajan was not added in the Test squad.
Young players like Shubmann Gill , Sundar, Sharul Thakur grabbed their opportunity ro seal their place in the Indian Test squad with the impressive performance in Border- Gavaskar Trophy.
Virat Kohli (C),Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal ,Ajinkya Rahane, Chateshwar Pujara, Rishab Pant(wk), KL Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha(wk)
Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Ravi Ashwin, Axar Patel
Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur,Kuldeep Yadav