India vs England Test Series , Dhruv Jurel, a 22-year-old talented wicketkeeper-batsman from UP, to be part of the 16-member squad.

Dhruv Jurel, Included In 16 Member Squad Against England Home Test Series

India vs England Test Series – India has chosen Dhruv Jurel, a 22-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman from Uttar Pradesh, to be part of the 16-member squad for the first two Tests against England in Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam. Jurel joins KL Rahul and KS Bharat as the third wicketkeeper in the squad, but Ishan Kishan is notably absent.

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Rahul Dravid, the head coach of the Indian team, explained that Ishan Kishan is not included in the T20I series against Afghanistan because he requested a break. Dravid mentioned that Kishan will focus on playing domestic cricket and make himself available for selection when he feels prepared. Although Kishan was expected to be one of the specialist keepers for the spin-friendly home pitches, his absence provides an opportunity for Dhruv Jurel to shine in the senior team.

Dhruv Jurel, who made his IPL debut last season, has been progressing well. After being named in the squad for the Emerging Teams Asia Cup, he traveled to South Africa with the India A team, where he kept wickets in the second unofficial Test. Additionally, Jurel is part of the team set to face England Lions in the first multi-day fixture in Ahmedabad, starting January 17. With experience in 15 first-class games and an impressive average of 46.47, Jurel is making a strong case for his inclusion.

Mukesh Kumar and Avesh Khan, who showed promise at Newlands, retain their spots in the squad. Unfortunately, Prasidh Krishna, the tall pacer from Karnataka, is left out due to a left quadriceps injury he sustained during the ongoing Ranji Trophy, following a challenging couple of Tests.

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India’s Squad: Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), KS Bharat (WK), Dhruv Jurel (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Avesh Khan.

Injury Woes Continue for Shami: Fast bowler Mohammed Shami, currently recovering from an ankle injury sustained during the World Cup, will not be part of the squad. The injury also forced him to miss the two Tests in South Africa, adding to the challenges for the Indian bowling lineup.

Key Dates and Venues: The much-anticipated Test series will kick off on January 25 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Subsequently, the teams will move to Visakhapatnam for the second Test scheduled from February 2.

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As the Indian team gears up for the series against England, the absence of key players and the emergence of new faces add an element of intrigue to the squad dynamics. Cricket enthusiasts eagerly await the battle between these two cricketing giants on the subcontinent.

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