The Men in Blue are currently behind by 0-2 in the five-match Test series against England and they need to put on a strong performance in the third Test at Trent Bridge which starts from August 18.
Cricket news: The pacer’s injury got increased during the third ODI match against England at Headingley
The Indian management had previously announced that the squad for the fourth and fifth Test at Rose Bowl and Oval respectively would be announced after the third Test gets over.
The entire cricketing fraternity was hoping that the Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar would return for the fourth and fifth Test. However reports have suggested that he had not yet recovered from his injury and will not be available for the rest of the series.
Bhuvneshwar had missed some of the ODI games due to a back injury but was included in the third ODI squad for Headingley, which aggravated his injury.
The 28-year-old was one of the key members of the South Africa tour and the management had thought he would be an important member for the England tour.
According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, Bhuvneshwar is now undergoing rehab at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and sources from NCA and Nottingham, where the team is currently present, said that Bhuvneshwar have not recovered satisfactorily.
However India’s problem in the tour is its batting which were bowled out twice in 83 overs in the Lord’s Test and lost the game by an innings and 159 runs.
India lost the first Test by 31 runs at Edgbaston where the batting had also failed except Virat Kohli, who had scored 200 runs in the game.
The bowling had been good as the bowlers took 20 wickets in the first Test and also cornered the Brits at Lord’s before the lower order fired back.
“We’ve agreed that we messed up in Lord’s and got outplayed. But the fact was when we batted the conditions were damp and when we bowled, the weather was sunny. It is not an excuse but the fact was the luck was not on our side,” a source said.