Bumrah included in Test squad against SA; Parthiv, Hardik return

  • Bumrah included in Test squad against SA; Parthiv, Hardik return
05-12-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

Right-arm fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah got his first Test call-up while wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel and all-rounder Hardik Pandya returned to the 17-member Indian squad for the three-match Test series in South Africa. The national selectors, who met in New Delhi on Monday picked seven batsmen, seven bowlers, one all-rounder and two wicketkeepers in the team to be led by Virat Kohli. The Test series will begin from January 5. Mwanehile, Ajinkya Rahane has been named as vice-captain of the team.

The 23-year-old Bumrah has played 28 ODIS and 30 T20 Internationals but has not featured in the longest format of the game so far.

The selectors also named a 15-member squad for the three-match T20 series against Sri Lanka under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. Kohli has rested himself from the T20 series against Sri Lanka beginning in Cuttack on December 20.

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