When playing England, Rohit Sharma will be the team’s captain.
The Indian team will be preparing for a five-game Test series against England, which is scheduled to start on January 25, following the conclusion of their current Twenty20 International series against Afghanistan.
The BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) released the India team for the opening two Test matches against England before of the series. It is noteworthy that Jasprit Bumrah will serve as Rohit Sharma’s deputy as he leads the team.
The Indian side will enter the series having drawn the two-game Test series against South Africa, it is important to note. Despite losing the opening Test, the team captained by Rohit Sharma produced an incredible effort and won the series in Cape Town.
In the series versus Afghanistan, Team India will try to win it all.
In terms of India’s current assignments, the team is playing Afghanistan in a three-game Twenty20 International series. The side played on Afghanistan in the opening T20I on January 11 and managed to achieve a convincing win. Afghanistan started the match batting first and amassed 158 runs in the first innings thanks to solid hits from Mohammad Nabi and Azmatullah Omarzai.
With two wickets apiece, Mukesh Kumar and Axar Patel led the Indian bowling attack. Shivam Dube also had a wicket. With the intention of chasing the target, India produced a fantastic batting display, and Shivam Dube’s outstanding 60* run-strike helped the team win the match and take the lead in the series.
India team for the opening two Test matches against England:
S Gill, Y Jaiswal, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Avesh Khan, R Ashwin, R Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Virat Kohli, S Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), KS Bharat (wk), Dhruv Jurel (wk), and Rohit Sharma (C).