India vs England: England announces squad for Test series against India

The England announces its 16-member men's squad for the India vs England five-match test series starting in January 2024

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India vs England: England announces squad for Test series against India

Ben Stokes will lead England in the India vs England 5-match Test Series Image - ECB/Sky Sports

The India vs England Test series will be started from January 25 in Hyderabad. England have included three uncapped players in their squad. Pacer Gus Atkinson, spinners Tom Hartley and Shoaib Bashir will visit to India and may appear as the debutants. Atkinson took impressive 20 wickets at an five games this year to help Surrey win the County Championship. He was a member of England's team during the recent ODI World Cup in India. Meanwhile, The Board of Control for Cricket in India is yet to announce the its squad for the series.

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Jack Leach is also in the squad and will make a return after being out for some time due to an injury. The team will be led by Ben Stokes while Ollie Pope will be the vice-captain.

Stokes also announced that he will be unavailable for the upcoming Indian Premiere League stating the need to manage his workload and fitness.

Leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed is back in the lineup after his five-wicket performance against Pakistan in December 2022, which made him England's youngest-ever test debutant at the age of only 19.

England squad: Ben Stokes (captain), Rehan Ahmed, James Anderson, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow (wicketkeeper), Shoaib Bashir, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ben Foakes, Tom Hartley, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Joe Root, Mark Wood.

India vs England: Test Series

Match No Dates Venue
1st test 25-29 January Hyderabad
2nd test 2-6 February Vizag
3rd test 15-19 February Rajkot
4th test 23-27 February Ranchi
5th test 7-11 March Dharamsala

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