9 out of the 15-member Indian squad were not part of the XI that was part of the 4th test against England at Nagpur. India lost the series 1-2.
Loss in the 4 match Test series loss was a huge disappointment. Nine wicket win at Motera has disappointed the Indian fans.
The match will bring into the big picture the likes of Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina.
Owing to injury, Manoj Tiwary will not be playing and his place has been awarded to Ambati Rayudu. Majority of the players have been playing the Ranji Trophy matches and been playing competitive matches. Mumbai’s Rohit Sharma has been in supreme form after scoring 712 runs in 6 matches scoring 3 centuries and 2 half centuries.
Virender Sehwag made himself unavailable for the 2 matches against England. Ajinkya Rahane from Mumbai played 3 T20 International matches and he is expected to open the innings with Gautam Gambhir.