India on Tuesday announced a 16-member squad for the two-match Test series it would play against New Zealand after the three-match ODI series that starts from Feburary 5. BCCI in the squad has replaced Rohit Sharma with 20-year-old Prithvi Shaw for the test series. For the unaware, Rohit has sustained a calf injury in the 5th T20.
Batsman Shubman Gill and pacer Navdeep Saini have also been named in the squad. Rishab Pant has retained his position as the reserve wicket-keeper in the squad. Jasprit Bumrah has also returned to the squad after being out of the past several home Test matches.
Full Squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Mohd. Shami, Navdeep Saini, Ishant Sharma (subject to fitness clearance).