Injured Jadeja Out As India Name Test Squad
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been left out of India's 15-man squad for the two-Test series against the West Indies due to a shoulder strain.
The selectors have opted to include uncapped batsman Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane, who made his Test debut in India's last match, against Australia in March.
Opener Shikhar Dhawan, who missed that game, is also back in the squad, after scoring 187 on debut in the third Test against Australia.
A number of experienced players including Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh miss out.
With Jadeja absent, India have picked three specialist spinners in Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra and Pragyan Ojha while Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav are the quick bowlers selected.
The series will be Sachin Tendulkar's last before retirement and begins with the opening Test in Kolkata on 6th November. Tendulkar will bow out at the second Test which Mumbai will host from 14th to 18th November.
India Test squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Amit Mishra, Pragyan Ojha, Cheteshewar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Sachin Tendulkar, Mohammad Shami, Murali Vijay, Umesh Yadav
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