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Umesh added to India's squad for last two Tests after clearing fitness test

Pacer Umesh Yadav was on Monday added to India's squad for the last two Tests against England after he passed a fitness test

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Umesh Yadav went off the field on Day 3 of India vs Australia 2nd Test. Photo: @BCCI

Pacer Umesh Yadav was on Monday added to India's squad for the last two Tests against England after he passed a fitness test, while Shardul Thakur was released to compete in the ongoing Vijay Hazare one-day Championship.

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The third Test, a day/nighter, starts here on Wednesday.

"Team India fast bowler Umesh Yadav appeared for a fitness test on Sunday, 21st February at Motera. He has cleared his fitness test and has been added to the squad for the last two Tests of the ongoing Paytm India-England Test series," said the BCCI in a statement.

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"Shardul Thakur has been released from the squad to take part in the Vijay Hazare Trophy," it added.

Thakur plays for Mumbai.

Yadav had suffered was a calf muscle injury during the Melbourne Test against Australia in December, ruling him out for the rest of that series.

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There is a possibility that India might play three pacers in the pink-ball Test here.

The four-match series is currently locked 1-1 after England won the opener and India came back to clinch the second game in Chennai.

India squad for the last two Tests:

Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Md. Siraj, Umesh Yadav.

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First Published: Mon, February 22 2021. 20:05 IST