Yuvraj Singh sparkling knock in the recently concluded One Dayers against England earn him a spot in the 15 member test squad announced by the Selectors. Today selectors sit to pick the 15 member squad after ECB shows green signal for the test series to play here in India. P.Ojha also included in the squad as a third spinner after H.Singh and Amit Mishra.
M.Vijay who made his test debut in the last test match against Australians is able to retain his place. R.P.Singh who shows inconsistent form with the bowl in the ODI against England is dropped from the squad. S.Badrinath also able to retain his place in the team.
The first Test will be played in Chennai from December 11. Mohali will host the second Test from December 19.
Indian 15 member Test Squad for Test series against England: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain & WK), Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag (Vice Captain), Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, S Badrinath, M Vijay, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Munaf Patel, Ishant Sharma, Pragyan Ojha, and Amit Mishra.
England Test Squad for tour of India
Test squad: Andrew Strauss, Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen (Captain), Paul Collingwood, Andrew Flintoff, Owais Shah, Matt Prior (WK), Tim Ambrose (WK), Graeme Swann, Stuart Broad, Steve Harmison, James Anderson, Ryan Sidebottom, Monty Panesar.
India Vs England Schedule (All timing are mentioned in GMT+)
Sun 9 Nov
England v TBC
Tue 11 Nov
England v TBC
Fri 14 Nov
1st ODI - India v England
Madhavrao Sindhia Cricket Ground, Rajkot
Mon 17 Nov
2nd ODI - India v England
Nehru Stadium, Indore
Thu 20 Nov
3rd ODI - India v England
Sun 23 Nov (D/N)
4th ODI - India v England
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Wed 26 Nov (D/N)
5th ODI - India v England
Barabati Stadium, Cuttack
Sat 29 Nov
6th ODI - India v England (Cancelled)
Tue 2 Dec (D/N)
7th ODI - India v England (Cancelled)
Fri 5 Dec - Sun 7 Dec
TBC v England
Thu 11 Dec - Mon 15 Dec
1st Test – India v England
MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepauk), Chennai (Madras)
Fri 19 Dec – Tue 23 Dec
2nd Test – India v England
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali - Chandigarh
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