It is learnt that announcement of ODI squad could be delayed as the first match is on 19 January and the sensitive issue of Virat Kohli's future as white ball leader is at stake
India vs New Zealand: Ajinkya Rahane, Ishant Sharma get honourable 'injury' exit route from team management
Rahane and Ishant's position in the Indian Test team had become untenable due to prolonged run of poor form and more than anyone else, the two cricketers knew about it
India vs New Zealand: Ishant Sharma needs a couple of Tests to regain his rhythm, says Paras Mhambrey
Ishant, in his last four Tests, has picked only eight wickets and bowled a total of 109.2 overs in these games.
Hosts India will take on New Zealand in a two-match series, starting in Kanpur from 25 November. The second Test will be played at the iconic Wankhede stadium from 3 December
The 25-year-old has played only nine first-class games with 34 wickets in his kitty and earlier this year played three ODI matches at home against the same opposition, taking six wickets.
As the action shifts to the Oval for the fourth Test, former India pacer Ashish Nehra feels that the Ravichandran Ashwin is almost certain to get the nod in the playing XI, given that conditions are expected to assist the spinners.
India vs England: Virat Kohli hints at rejig in pace unit after visitors' innings loss at Headingley
India will play the fourth Test at the Oval from 2 September and at least one, if not two, among Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami could be rested.
India vs England: Dawid Malan says visitors' bowlers asked a lot of questions but didn't get much help from wicket
Malan, playing his first Test in three years, hit a splendid 70 and added 139 runs for the third wicket with skipper Joe Root as England reached 423 for 8 at stumps on Day 2 to take a massive lead of 345.
India vs England: Joe Root produces another batting masterclass to put hosts in command in third Test
Root as usual was a delight to watch, scoring runs at will and all around the wicket. His 14 boundaries included his trademark punch through the cover, which brought about his fifty before he flicked one between mid on and midwicket to get to three figures.
India vs England: Joe Root looking at 'substantial' partnerships in bid to bounce back after Lord's defeat
Root, who is the leading run-scorer of the series so far with 386 runs, has been involved in six fifty-plus partnerships this series, with four of them coming in the second Test.
India vs England: Ajit Agarkar says Virat Kohli's dismissals outside off stump not a cause of concern
Calling Ashwin's expulsion "unfortunate", Agarkar added that the team is expected to stick with a similar combination, unless dry conditions force India to think otherwise ahead of the third Test.
India vs England: Visitors' all-pace attack to Joe Root's sublime form, talking points ahead of third Test
India head into the third Test against England at Headingley starting on Wednesday 1-0 up in the five-match campaign following a dramatic 151-run win after a dominant display on the last day at Lord's.
India vs England: Kohli's fire-breathing bowlers combine guts, aggression and smarts with bat and ball to conquer Lord's
At Lord's, Indian bowlers stared, they chirped, they roared, and they breathed fire to blow away England.
India vs England: Root masterclass, Ishant finds rhythm and other talking points from Day 3 of second Test
From Joe Root displaying a batting masterclass to Ishant Sharma showing why he cannot be counted out, some talking points from Day 3 of second Test
Root (180 not out), who scored his second successive hundred of this series, took England from a position of weakness to strength with the first innings total of 391 after India scored 364 in their first essay.
Ashwin, who was dropped from the playing XI in the drawn opening game in Nottingham because of Ravindra Jadeja's superior skills with the willow, is back in the mix as Thakur seems to have done his hamstring some damage during the training session at the Lord's.
India vs England: 'Why not KL Rahul?,' Ashish Nehra backs Karnataka batsman to open with Rohit Sharma in first Test
While Shubman Gill returned home on 21 July after being ruled out, Mayank Agarwal, too, was eventually ruled out of the first Test at Trent Bridge, with a concussion test pending. This adds to the dilemma of who could open with Rohit Sharma in the series-opener.
Chappell said it's India's formidable pace-bowling unit that has given them the "even-money chance" of beating England in their own backyard in the Test series.