India to assess Bhuvneshwar as Bumrah makes Test squad

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be assessed ahead of India's Test series with England, but Jasprit Bumrah has been included in the squad.

Swing bowler Bhuvneshwar aggravated a previous back injury in the third one-day international against England on Tuesday, putting his place in the upcoming Test matches in doubt.

The 28-year-old has been left out of the group for the first three Tests, but India plan to assess the player before making a final decision.

Bumrah has been included in the squad, although he will only be considered for selection from the second match onwards as he recovers from a thumb problem.

Uncapped wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant makes the cut, too.

India squad in full:

Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, M Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Karun Nair, Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur.