- Virat Kohli will not play in the first Test
- Rest for Rohit and Bumra
- Ajinkya Rahane captains India in first Test
The Test matches will be played in Kanpur from November 25 to 29 and in Mumbai from December 3 to 7. Cheteshwar Pujara has been announced as the vice-captain of the team. Along with Wriddhiman Saha, KS Bharath also joined the team as a wicket-keeper. This is India’s first Test series since Rahul Dravid took over as coach. Shreyas Iyer has returned to the Test team. Off-spinner Jayant Yadav is another surprise player in the team.
Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Cheteshwar Pujara (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Shubhman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha, KS Bharat (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Akshar Patel, R Ashwin, J Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Siraj, Prasidh Krishna.
Pakistan ends semis jump