Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday released team India’s test squad for the upcoming two match test series against West Indies that kicks off on Oct 4 at Saurashtra Cricket Association, Rajkot.

Squad: Virat Kohli (captain), KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur.

Among pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah has been rested while Ishant Sharma and Hardik Pandya were not considered for selection owing to their injuries, said Amitabh Choudhary, Acting Hony. Secretary, BCCI in a press release.

Analysis, Chief Cricket Writer- CricInshort, James Kuanal

With key bowlers rested in the tournament, it’s a good opportunity for Umesh Yadav to make a mark to be in a longer frame of things for the side especially after losing his place in limited overs fixtures. Rishabh Pant gets another go, this time in the sub-continent conditions and will be eyeing to keep his place until Saha gets fit as DK is no longer considered in longer format of the game after his poor form in England. Prithvi Shaw might get a game but Mayank Agarwal might sit on the bench.

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