BCCI has announced 16 member Indian squad for next three test matches against England. Bhuvneshwar makes a comeback after missing the last test against New Zealand whereas Gautam Gambhir misses out after a poor show in the first test against England.
Bhuvneshwar, who took a five-wicket haul in his last Test assignment, returned to competitive action for his domestic side Uttar Pradesh against Mumbai in a Ranji Trophy clash, bowling 36 overs across two innings for his two wickets.
The MSK Prasad-led selection panel also decided not to include Gautam Gambhir and Shikhar Dhawan in the 16-man squad. The two left-handed openers are currently representing Delhi in a seventh round Ranji Trophy clash against Rajashthan in Wayanad, Kerala.
Team : Virat Kohli (Capt), Ajinkya Rahane, KL Rahul, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Karun Nair, Wridhhiman Saha (WK), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Yadav, Hardik Pandya