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Indian squad for England Test series to be announced today

Updated: Nov 02, 2016 08:42 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov.2 (ANI): The national selection committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will meet in Mumbai today to pick the Indian team for the upcoming Test series against England commencing from November 9.

The England squad is scheduled to arrive in Mumbai tomorrow from Bangladesh after drawing a two-Test rubber against the hosts.

England would depart for Rajkot on November 5, where the first Test will be played. The other Tests will be held in Vishakapatnam (November 17-21), Mohali (November 26-30), Mumbai (December 8-12) and Chennai (December 16-20).

Pacer Ishant Sharma is likely to make a comeback and veteran opener Gautam Gambhir, who made a comeback in a test against New Zealand, might catch the eye of the selectors yet again.

While India thumped New Zealand, England is coming off a dismal tour of Bangladesh where they suffered a humiliating loss in the second and final Test.

The last time England visited India in 2012-13, they won the Test series 2-1. And that was the last time India lost a Test at home, back in 2013. (ANI)