India Squad England Series: Full-strength squad available, announcement next week: Follow Live


India Squad England Series: India Tour of England: A full-strength Team India will face England in three T20Is and as many ODIs starting July 7. Barring injured KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah will all return as Rahul Dravid begins full-fledged preparations for T20 World Cup. The squad will be announced by next week before or after the Ireland series. Follow IND vs ENG Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

“England series will be crucial to our preparations. So, Rohit, Virat and Bumrah besides Jadeja and Shami all will be available. KL is not available. He has just begun rehab and we hope to have him back for the West Indies tour,” a senior BCCI official told InsideSport.

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With Chetan Sharma travelling with the squad for Ireland, the team selection meeting will be on a virtual call on June 28. Captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid will join the call from England. But instead of a 15-member squad, India is expected to have at least 18 players available.

“We have a set team. We just need to trim it a little for the England series to accommodate the seniors. Some of the guys will return home after the Ireland series. We will have a selection meeting soon. We will have a larger squad for contingency as the team will not be in a bio-bubble,” a member of the selection committee told InsideSport.

The selectors will also pick two squads for ODIs and T20Is for the England tour. With Shikhar Dhawan set to return for the ODI series. Sanju Samson is also expected to be in the ODI series.

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  • All senior players including captain Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli besides Jasprit Bumrah will return for both ODI and T20 formats.
  • KL Rahul is unavailable for the tour as he is nursing a groin injury.
  • Hardik Pandya is also set to make a comeback to ODI squad.
  • Shikhar Dhawan who is not in plans for T20Is will get a recall for ODI series and is set to open with Rohit Sharma.
  • The team selection meeting is expected at the weekend.
  • Selection committee chairman Chetan Sharma will be with the team in Ireland and in England to oversee proceedings.
  • However, the squad that is travelling to Ireland will not be intact. Many of the players will return home to make way for senior players.
  • But Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik are expected to be backup options and will travel with the squad.
  • India will play two warm-up matches ahead of T20 series against Derbyshire and Northamptonshire on July 1 and 3.

India Squad England Series: Full-strength squad to face England in white-ball series, squad announcement next week: Follow Live Updates

India Squad England Series: Full-strength squad to face England in white-ball series, squad announcement next week: Follow Live Updates

India Tour of England Schedule:

  • India vs Derbyshire T20: July 1
  • India vs England 5th Test – July 1-5 @ Birmingham
  • India vs Northamptonshire: July 3
  • IND vs ENG 1st T20: July 7 @ Southampton
  • IND vs ENG 2nd T20: July 9 @ Birmingham
  • IND vs ENG 3rd T20: July 10 @ Nottingham
  • IND vs ENG 1st ODI: July 12 @ Kennington Oval
  • IND vs ENG 2nd ODI: July 14 @ Lord’s
  • IND vs ENG 3rd ODI: July 17 @ Manchester

India Squad England Series: Full-strength squad to face England in white-ball series, squad announcement next week: Follow Live Updates

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