India’s tour of Sri Lanka: Rohit Sharma returns; Hardik Pandya named in 16-member Test squad


New Delhi: The MSK Prasad-led Indian selectors named a 16-member Test squad for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka on Sunday. Rohit Sharma, who last played a Test in October 2016, returned to the Indian squad. He replaced another middle-order batsman Karun Nair.

India’s new sensation, Hardik Pandya was given a national call-up. The 23-year-old has been a regular in both the limited-overs’ sides, and is likely to get his playing role in the traditional format sooner than later.

Rohit, 30, last played a Test for India against New Zealand in October, 2016. After that the Mumbaikar, was sidelined due to a thigh injury.