India vs Sri Lanka: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shikhar Dhawan Not to Feature in Nagpur Test Sports Desk
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Former India batsman Vinod Kambli and left-arm pacer Rudra Pratap Singh also made their displeasure public.

New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to release Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar from the Indian Test squad. The Indian squad has been announced for the first two Tests. The second Test begins on November 24 in Nagpur.

The BCCI in three tweets tweeted to say, “NEWS – Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shikhar Dhawan released from Indian Test team. Vijay Shankar has been named as Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s replacement in the squad #INDvSL … The duo made a request to the selectors and the team management to release them owing to personal reasons. Mr. Dhawan is available for selection for the third Test.”


The first Test in Kolkata, which was marred by rain, ended in a thrilling draw on Monday after the hosts dominated. Sri Lanka are slated to play three matches each in all the three formats of the game on the ongoing tour.