Siraj gets maiden Test call for India

Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma ruled out from the series due to injuries

Siraj gets maiden Test call for India PHOTO COURTESY: BCCI

India will rest bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar for next month's two-Test series against the West Indies, with selectors calling up pace bowler Mohammed Siraj to their 15-man squad announced on Saturday. 

Siraj is one of four additions to the Indian squad that faced England over the summer, coming in alongside batsmen Hanuma Vihari, Mayank Agarwal and Prithvi Shaw.  All-rounder Hardik Pandya and bowler Ishant Sharma have been ruled out due to injury. 

The first Test against India will be held in Rajkot from Oct. 4-8, with the second in Hyderabad from Oct. 12-16. 

India squad:

Virat Kohli (captain), Lokesh Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Siraj Shardul Thakur.