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Indian team for England, South Africa series announced; Pujara returns to Test team squad, Umran Malik included in T20

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MUMBAI: The Indian cricket team for the South Africa and England series has been announced. Veteran Cheteshwar Pujara returns to Test squad. Meanwhile, Sanju Samson is not in the team. Apart from Rishabh Pant, KS Bharath has been included in the team as the wicketkeeper. Pacer Umran Malik has also been named in the T20 series against South Africa.

In the T20 series, senior players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jaspreet Bumra have been rested. Many of the bright young players in the IPL have been called up to the national team. KL Rahul will lead Team India in T20. Rohit Sharma will lead India in Tests. The senior players will return in the test match against England.

Twenty20 squad against South Africa: KL Rahul (C), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik

Senior wicketkeeper-batsmen Dinesh Karthik and Hardik Pandya have returned to the team. Pace bowlers Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Punjab Kings' player Arshdeep Singh Chahal are included along with Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav.

Test team Rohit Sharma (Capt), KL Rahul (VC), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant (wk), KS Bharat (wk), R Jadeja, R Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohd Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Prasidh Krishna

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