The selectors have made a lot of changes in the Indian team selected for the two ODI matches beginning the Test series. Virat Kohli has been appointed the captain of the team once again in the Test series against England. Ishant did not travel to Australia due to injury sustained during IPL 2020.
In the team, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma, and KL Rahul returned to the team. At the same time, Akshar Patel was made part of the team in place of Jadeja. After almost two years, all-rounder Hardik Pandya has also got a place in the Test team.
These cricketers got a place in the team
Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Riddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Jaspreet Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Siraj, Shardul Thakur , R. Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar and Akshar Patel. If you look at the team, then three players are dropped from the team.
Hanuma Vihari, T Natarajan and Prithvi Shaw have been dropped from the squad. Hanuma Vihari was injured in the Sydney Test and Prithvi Shaw was ruled out due to poor performance. T Natarajan was made a part of the team in the absence of experienced players, but now he was dropped from the team.