Red-hot spinner Kuldeep Yadav has been included in India’s squad for the first three Tests against England, after a series of impressive performances in the shorter formats.
The left-arm wrist spinner claimed a five-wicket haul in the first Twenty Twenty International at Old Trafford and took 6 for 25 in India’s eight-wicket One Day International victory in Nottingham last week.
He was not as successful subsequently as England fought back with wins at Lord’s and Headingley but has done enough to force his way into contention for a third Test cap, having made his debut against Australia last year.
Batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, who has been playing County Championship cricket for Yorkshire, is also included in the squad.
The first test match between England and India commences on 01 August at Edgbaston Cricket Stadium, in Birmingham.