India vs England: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah injuries leave pace pack unsettled

Prithvi Shaw

The BCCI stated in a release that he had "aggravated a lower back condition" during the third ODI at Headingley and would be assessed by the team's medical staff before a decision on his inclusion was made.

Pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who was unfit for the ODI series, will be available for selection from the second Test onwards, the statement added. He was only roped in as a replacement for Sanju Samson, who had failed the Yo-Yo test.Pant made his presence felt with four fifties so far and with one more innings to go in the series, his inclusion has been seen as fitting reward for this young stroke player.

Yesterday, the squad for the five-match series was announced and Rohit Sharma was overlooked by the selectors. Rohit slammed two centuries in the white-ball format in England (one in T20Is & one in Tests).

The hard-hitting left-hander, who has played four T20 Internationals, is now playing the one-off unofficial Test against England Lions at Worcester.

Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday announced an 18-member Indian squad for the first three Tests against England, including uncapped Rishab Pant. The other three quicks available for selection for the first Test were Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Shardul Thakur.

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Left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav has also been included alongwith Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.

Somerset star Bess will be hoping to keep his spot as England's spinner for the five-Test series against India, which starts at Edgbaston on August 1, after debuting against Pakistan earlier this summer.

Leach missed the two-Test series against Pakistan with a broken thumb, having impressed on debut for the senior England side in the final Test against New Zealand in March.

Cheteshwar Pujara, who has been playing County Championship cricket for Yorkshire, is also included in the squad.

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