The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced the 16-member India Test squad for first two Tests in the four-match home series against Australia.
The selection committee, led by M.S.K. Prasad retained the same squad which defeated Bangladesh by 208 runs in the one-off Test match at Hyderabad.
The first match of the four-match rubber will start from February 23 in Pune. The second match will be played in Bengaluru from March 4-8, according to a BCCI’s official release.
Team India under Aggressive Captain Virat Kohli now holds the 19-match unbeaten streak. Australia will play four test matches in India. Pune will host the first test from February 23 to 27, and second match in bengaluru from March 4 to 8.The last two Tests are scheduled to be held in Ranchi (March 16-20) and Dharamsala (March 25-29).
We have to see whether the Aussies can break the winning streak or India hikes the number of wins in their list.
Squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Murali Vijay, K.L. Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Karun Nair, Jayant Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Abhinav Mukund and Hardik Pandya.