For the India Vs England test series starting this November 9, K L Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are not included in the test match squad for the first 2 matches because of their injuries.
Fast bowler Ishant Sharma has returned to the 15-man squad after missing the test series against New Zealand due to the mosquito-borne viral disease Chikungunya.
Allrounder Hardik Pandya has been included in the test series squad for the first time in his career.
Gautam Gambhir, who made a come-back into the Indian team after 2 years, scored a half century in the second innings against New Zealand. He is expected to open alongside Murali Vijay when the opening match of the five-test series against England kicks off in Rajkot next week.
India are presently the No. 1 ranked team in Tests, following their 3-0 victory against New Zealand.
Squad: Virat Kohli (capt.), R Ashwin, Gautam Gambhir, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Mohammad Shami, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha, Karun Nair, M Vijay, Umesh Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma, Jayant Yadav