India picked up a 15-man squad for the upcoming England Test series that begins on November 9 in Rajkot. Virat Kohli will lead the team. He will look to continue to the unbeaten form in Tests at home. India recently whitewashed New Zealand in a three-match Test series. (Source: AP)
Murali Vijay, who returned to form in the New Zealand series, retained his place as an opener. He was exceptional for India in the New Zealand series and played an important part in helping India win it. (Source: PTI)
Gautam Gambhir, who made a comeback after two years to Test team, was retained in the team as KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan are injured. (Source: Reuters)
Cheteshwar Pujara will once again be India's number three batsman as he was retained by the selectors. He scored a century in the last Test against New Zealand and three fifties in the series. (Source: PTI)
Ajinkya Rahane will occupy the number five spot in the playing XI. The Mumbai batsmen had a decent run against New Zealand.
Wriddhiman Saha will be the specialist wicket-keeper in the squad. (Source: PTI)
The world number one bowler R Ashwin will once again be the key to India's success against England. (Source: PTI Photo)
Ravindra Jadeja will assist R Ashwin and will be a preferred option against England. (Source: AP)
Amit Mishra, who did not play a single game against New Zealand in Test series but was man-of-the-series in ODIs was also picked.
Ishant Shamra returned to the squad after missing out on the New Zealand series due to Chickengunya. He was in form for Delhi in the Ranji Trophy.
Mohammed Shami will once again try to be successful with the new ball against England. (Source: Reuters)
Umesh Yadav will be the third seamer in the squad alongside Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami. (Source: AP)
Jayant Yadav, who made his ODI debut for India against New Zealand, was also picked in the team. He was also in the team for New Zealand. (Source: File)
Karun Nair will be the third option for the openers after he retained his place in the Test team.
Hardik Pandya was picked for the first time in the Test team. He made his ODI debut for India in the New Zealand series. He had made his T20I debut last year. (Source: AP)
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