Monday, 20 November, 2017

Murali Vijay back in squad for Sri Lanka Test series

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Lucia Summers | 23 October, 2017, 12:22

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary in a press conference on Monday announced the 16-men squad that will feature for the Test series, reported ANI.

Vijay's return was the only change to India's squad which had toured Sri Lanka earlier this year, with Abhinav Mukund making way.

Mumbai youngster Shreyas Iyer was included in the Indian team for the upcoming three-match T20I series against New Zealand, while spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja were named in the squad for the Sri Lanka Test series.

National Cricket Selection committee chairman MSK Prasad said: "Considering the workload and considering the global schedule we have right now, we are definitely rotating the players".

The last time the two sides met, it saw the emergence of Virat Kohli's India under the supervision of Ravi Shastri. He had played with a fractured wrist during the Australia Test series earlier this year and subsequently travelled to the United Kingdom for surgery which forced him to miss the tenth edition of the IPL.

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Vijay missed the away Sri Lanka tour due to the wrist injury and having fully recovered the national selectors named Vijay in the Test squad.

In the pace attack, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma will strengthen India. The final Test will be played in Delhi between December 2-6. The left-hander recently scored two half-centuries in three Ranji innings but the selectors have overlooked him in favour of his Tamil Nadu team-mate. The list includes Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ishant Sharma.

Siraj was one of just 10 players to take four wickets in a match during the 2017 edition of the world's biggest T20 tournament and returned a fearsome strike rate of 13.80 from just six appearances.

India are scheduled to play three Tests, three ODIs and three T20s against Lanka at home from November 16 to December 24.

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