New Delhi: There were no major inclusions or casualties in the Indian squad for the final two Tests against Australia, as the selectors named an unchanged team, barring the exclusion of injured Hardik Pandya.
Pandya missed the Bengaluru Test as well due to shoulder niggle which India won by 75 runs to level the four match series 1-1.
However, Pandya came back to lead India A against Australia in a practice match ahead of the Border-Gavaskar trophy. But Pandya has once again been released of the squad due to the resurfacing of his injury.
TEAM for last two #INDvAUS Tests: Virat (C),Vijay,Rahul,Pujara,Rahane, Nair, Ashwin, Jadeja, Saha,Ishant,Umesh,Jayant,Bhuvi, Kuldeep, Mukund
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 9, 2017
There was also no place in the squad for opener Rohit Sharma and pacer Mohammed Shami in the 15-man squad as well.
Shami too made a comeback via the Vijay Hazare Trophy, where the pacer bowled seven overs in Bengal's loss to Gujarat.
Squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), M Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Karun Nair, R Ashwin, R Jadeja, W Saha (wk), Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Jayant Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Abhinav Mukund.