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The Jumbo squad would also feature for the following 5-match test series the hosts.
The RCB rookie sensation Devdutt Padikkal will be in the picture alongwith Priyank Panchal for the selection process to be held on Friday.
The Selectors will pick a optimum 30-man India squad for the four-month trip to United Kingdom. The Indian team is scheduled to play the World Test Championship final against New Zealand at Southampton from June 18-22
The Test series against England will begin in August 4 and will go as long as untill September 14.
pA 14-day hard quarantine for passengers travelling from India to UK and the existing COVID-19 situation in the country has forced BCCI to pick at least 30 members in the squad which would still not be easy considering the Red Ball talent Indian domestic possess.
Prithvi Shaw is expected to be back in the white kit after getting his form back in IPL. He was dropped after failing in the first game against Australia last year.
Apart from him, his Delhi Capitals teammate Avesh Khan is also rumoured to be included in the 30-man squad owing to his consistent performance on Red Ball domestic and cherry on the top, his recent sensational bowling performance in recently aborted 14th edition of IPL.
New Zealand has had already announced their 20-man squad for their 2-match series against England starting June 2 and for the inaugural ICC WTC final against India to be played on June 18 at Rose Bowl, Southampton.