England all-rounder Ben Stokes departed for India on Saturday ahead of the four-match Test series in the country. India and England are to lock horns in four Tests, five T20’s and three ODI’s.
The four-match Test series between the two nations will commence from February 5. The first two Test matches will be played in Chennai while Ahmedabad will host the third and the fourth Test.
Stokes leaves for India
Stokes, who didn’t feature in the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka in the country, was in England. His news to leave for India came after he posted a picture of himself dressed in England’s travelling uniform in the plane on his Twitter account.
The post captioned, “See you soon India.”
Here is the squad for both India and England for the first two Test matches.
Team India’s squad
Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (WK), Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Md. Siraj, Shardul Thakur.
Team England’s squad
Joe Root (C), Jos Buttler (WK), Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes (WK), Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ben Stokes, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns.