(Reuters) – 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.
Virat Kohli (captain)
Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain)
Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper)
(Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru,; Editing by Neville Dalton)