Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya return as India name squad for first two Tests against England

After a long gap of more than two years, Hardik Pandya returns to the Indian Test lineup as he has been named in the 18-man squad for the first two Tests against England which begins from February 5 onwards in Chennai. Hardik last played a Test match for India in the England tour of 2018. Prolonged back injuries have kept him out of the Test squad with captain Virat Kohli clarifying ahead of the Border-Gavaskar series that he can only be included when he can bowl as well. Ishant Sharma has also been named after missing the Australia tour owing to BCCI not risking his workload management.