Shubman Gill, Washington Sundar, and Avesh Khan of India have been ruled out of the Test series against England due to injuries.
Shubman Gill, India’s opening batsman, has returned home after suffering a shin injury in the World Test Championship final loss to New Zealand in June.
Sundar will miss the game due to a finger injury, while fast bowler Khan fractured his thumb in a warm-up match.
Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav, both batsmen, have been named as replacements.
The pair were called up from India’s second-string squad, which is currently competing in a Twenty20 series in Sri Lanka.
Meanwhile, after recovering from Covid-19, wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant has rejoined the squad in England, while bowling coach Bharat Arun, Wriddhiman Saha, and Abhimanyu Easwaran have completed their period of isolation.
The first of five Tests begins on August 4 at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
India’s squad: Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel,
Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Md. Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav.
Standby players: Prasidh Krishna, Arzan Nagwaswalla.