Gautam Gambhir dropped, Bhuvneshwar Kumar recalled for remaining three Tests vs England

first_imgIndia dropped Gautam Gambhir and recalled Bhuvneshwar Kumar for the three remaining Tests against England. (India unbeaten at home in 16 Tests since 2012)India lead the five-match series 1-0 after a draw in Rajkot and a 246-run victory in Vizag. The remaining three Tests will be played in Mohali, Mumbai and Chennai.There was only one change to the squad named before the first Test. Gambhir, who was named in the absence of an injured Lokesh Rahul, made way for pacer Bhuvneshwar, who had taken a five-for in the Kolkata Test against New Zealand. (Don’t want to be complacent, don’t want to be desperate: Kohli)Gambhir played in Rajkot and made 29 and 0 as India barely hung on for a draw. He was replaced by Rahul in Vizag, who had recovered from an injury ahead of schedule. (Kohli and Joe Root after 50 Tests: Who has the better stats?)Squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice captain), KL Rahul, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravichandran Ashwin, Karun Nair, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra, Mohammad Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandyalast_img

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