India vs England: Rohit Sharma says hosts not seeing upcoming series as dress rehearsal for T20 World Cup
India have picked some fresh faces for the series while resting lead pacer Jasprit Bumrah as the team looks to build on their preparations for the showpiece event.
Pandya, who underwent his back surgery in October 2019, made a comeback with the IPL last year but did not bowl. He won India games with his batting in the limited overs series in Australia but he bowled only once across three ODIs and as many T20Is.
India vs England: Liam Livingstone says he wishes to improve on his leg-spin bowling and develop into a proper all-rounder
The 27-year-old, who played his two T20 Internationals back in June 2017, earned himself a recall to the T20 squad in a World Cup year on the back of a successful Big Bash campaign in which he made 426 runs in 14 games for runners-up Perth Scorchers.
India vs England: Hosts setup World Test Championship final against New Zealand with series-clinching innings win
Check out photos from the fourth Test between India and England in Ahmedabad.
India vs England: All-round hosts coast to innings win inside three days in 4th Test, qualify for WTC final
All India needed was a draw to enter the WTC final but Axar Patel, in company of R Ashwin, literally blew England away in a session-and-half for a paltry 135 in 54.5 overs to complete a 3-1 rout
India vs England: 'Move over Adam Gilchrist, Rishabh Pant is here', Twitter lauds Southpaw's ton on Day 2
Rishabh Pant hit 13 fours and two sixes in his enterprising innings of 101 off 118 balls to send Twitter into a frenzy.
To prove his point, Laxman cited the example of Steve Smith's trouble against Ashwin during India's recent tour Down Under.
ICC Test Rankings: Rohit Sharma achieves career-best eighth rank; Axar Patel, R Ashwin also climb up
Rohit top-scored in the first innings with 66 and remained unbeaten on 25 in the second against England to move ahead of compatriot Cheteshwar Pujara among others.
India vs England: Visitors' batting coach Jonathan Trott says it would be disservice for them to solely blame Motera pitch
Trott didn't want to get into the blame game and said things could have been different if England would have batted well in the first innings.
India vs England: Mentality of hosts like that of Australia in 1990s, says former pacer Darren Gough
Down 0-1 after losing the opener, India again fought back strongly and grabbed an unassailable 2-1 lead in the ongoing four-Test rubber against England.
India vs England: Virat Kohli defended Motera pitch 'almost as if it's a BCCI thing', says Alastair Cook
Disagreeing with Kohli's assessment of the third Test that ended with India crushing England by 10 wickets inside two days, Cook said batting was near impossible on the newly laid strip at the refurbished stadium in Ahmedabad.
Check out photos from India's dominant victory over England in the third Test in Ahmedabad to take a 2-1 series lead.
Archer, in any case, was supposed to be rested during the course of the series as a part of England's rotation policy.
For Foakes, the pointers he has received from his colleagues could come in handy while facing seasoned off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who has been in good form.
India vs England: Shahbaz Nadeem could make way for Axar Patel in second Test; Chepauk pitch might offer some turn
While Nadeem's replacement will be decided by Friday, one can expect Patel to replace him after his debut was put on hold by an injury. India were outplayed in the first Test that ended on Tuesday.
Since 1994, all Test matches being played in India have been played with Meerut-based Sanspareils Greenlands (SG) balls, which are handmade.
World Test Championship: India slip to fourth place after heavy defeat as England brighten final prospects
India, who have slipped to fourth position with 68.3 percentage points, will now be looking to win at least two of the remaining three matches to secure a 2-1 or 3-1 result and a place in the final.
Joe Root's dominance, bowlers' all-round display headline England's big win over India to take 1-0 lead
Check out photos from the first Test between India and England which concluded in Chennai on Tuesday.
India vs England: James Anderson, Jack Leach's sensational spells hand visitors thumping 227-run win in first Test
Set a world record 420-run target to go one up in the rubber on the fifth day, India were bowled out for 192 in the second session after captain Virat Kohli's 72 off 104 balls on an MA Chidambaram surface, where batting wasn't the easiest of tasks.
India vs England: Dom Bess earns his luck as visitors flip the script to push hosts out of comfort zone at Chepauk
Dpm Bess’ most vital contribution to the English cause in Chennai, undoubtedly, lies in the action to follow on days four and five. But if fortune favoured him on day three, he had earned his slice.