Mukund back, Parthiv dropped for one-off Test vs Bangladesh

New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) selectors on Tuesday recalled Tamil Nadu opening batsman Abhinav Mukund to the national team for the one-off Test against Bangladesh, to be played in Hyderabad from February 9.

Regular opener Murali Vijay, also from Tamil Nadu, made a comeback to the 16-member squad after recovering from a shoulder injury during India’s fifth and final Test against England.

Bengal wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha, all-rounders Hardik Pandya, Jayant Yadav and middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane also made a comeback to the squad after recovering from their respective injuries.

Spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, who were rested for the limited overs series against England, were also called to the Test side.

The axe, however, fell on Gujarat stumper Parthiv Patel and non-performing Delhi opening duo of Gautam Gambhir and Shikhar Dhawan.

Squad:

India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Karun Nair, Wriddihiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Jayant Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Abhinav Mukund, Hardik Pandya.

–IANS

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