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Injured Jadeja Out As India Name Test Squad

Sachin Tendulkar
The series will be Sachin Tendulkar's last before he retires
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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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Fixtures & Results

6th-10th November: 1st Test, Kolkata

IND 453 beat WIN 234 & 168 by an innings & 51 runs
14th-18th November, 2nd Test, Mumbai

IND 495 beat WIN 182 & 187 by an innings & 126 runs
21st November: 1st ODI, Kochi

IND 212-4 beat WIN 211 by 6 wickets
24th November: 2nd ODI, Vishakapatnam

WIN 289-8 beat IND 288-7 by 2 wickets
27th November: 3rd ODI, Kanpur

IND 266-5 beat WIN 263-5 by 5 wickets