The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced India's 15-member squad for the World Test Championship final that will be played at the Ageas Bowl from Friday in Southampton.
India has named six batsmen, five pace bowlers and two spinners along with two wicketkeeper-batsmen in the 15-member squad.
India's squad for the WTC final: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav, and Mohammad Siraj
Meanwhile, from the main squad that has travelled to England, Mayank Agarwal, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur and KL Rahul have been left out.
Twitter users were heartbroken as KL Rahul did not find a place in the 15-member squad. Many, including experts, had predicted that Rahul would open the batting along with Rohit Sharma in the World Test Championship final. He also has scored a century (149) in England in 2018. The right-handed batsman, who was given the responsibility to lead a team against Virat Kohli's side in the intra-squad match, also looked in good form. In a video shared by the BCCI of the intra-squad match, Rahul smashed Ravindra Jadeja for a monstrous six.
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