Injured Rohit Sharma is dropped for the first two tests against England to be played in India beginning November 9. With this India will be missing all the three key opening batsmen- KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan and now Rohit Sharma.
The selection committee under the chairmanship of MSK Prasad has met today and picked up Gautam Gambhir, who scored a half century in the recent test against Kiwis and Ishant Sharma, the pacer who contracted Chikungunya during the Kiwi tour.
The team is this: Kohli,Vijay,Rahane,Ishant,Shami,Gambhir,Ashwin,Jadeja,Jayant Yadav,Pandya,Umesh,Karun Nair,Mishra,Saha,Pujara.
So, India may open the innings with Murali Vijay and Gambhir, according to MSK.