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Rahul and Rohit make comeback, all-rounder Pandaya makes test call

Jul 09, 2017 | Utsav Timilsina |

Opening batsman KL Rahul along with middle order batsman Rohit Sharma has been included in Test squad for India as Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) announced squad for Sri Lanka tour starting from July 26 in Galle on Sunday. This is the first tour of India to Sri Lanka after playing three test match series in 2015.

Likewise all-rounder Hardik Pandya who is having a great time in ODIs got a test call for the first time. Pandya has 289 runs and 19 wickets in his name in 17 ODIs he has played.

Rahul who made six half centuries in seven innings against Australia was out of cricket after sustaining injury in March. He also missed Indian Premier League from his franchise team Royal Challengers Banglore and recently held Champions Trophy where India lost the final against their arch rival team Pakistan.

Sharma was not included in the ongoing India tour of West Indies to give him a rest after making a comeback in ODIs during ICC Champions Trophy. Sharma was out of Indian test squad during England tour of India because of back injury. But he played home matches against tourist New Zealand.

India test squad for Sri Lanka tour :- Virat Kohli (Captain), Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravendra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Shah (Wicket keeper), Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Abhinav Mukund


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